Dallas Cowboys Star pass-rusher Micah Parsons didn’t take it too seriously when Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Germaine Pratt apparently blamed second-year pro Joseph Ossai for his loss in the AFC Championship game to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. in the evening.

Pratt lashed out on the way back to the bengals Locker Room, openly criticizing Ossai for a late hit on Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes that ultimately gave Kansas City the lead in the dying seconds of the game.

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Joseph Ossai, #58, shoves Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, #15, as he goes out of bounds, resulting in a roughing penalty to the passer and puts the Chiefs in field goal position in the AFC fourth quarter.  NFL Championship game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Kansas City Chiefs, on Sunday, January 29, 2023, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Joseph Ossai, #58, shoves Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, #15, as he goes out of bounds, resulting in a roughing penalty to the passer and puts the Chiefs in field goal position in the AFC fourth quarter. NFL Championship game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Kansas City Chiefs, on Sunday, January 29, 2023, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
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The now-viral clip made its rounds on Twitter, and Parsons shared his opinion about the interaction.

BENGALS’ GERMAINE PRATT EXPLAINS OUTBREAK OVER JOSEPH OSSAI’S LATE BEAT: ‘I KNOW WHAT KIND OF MATE I AM’

«This lame [as f—]!» he said in a tweet.

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Pratt explained in a comment on Instagram later that he was just having «raw» emotions after a tough loss, adding that he knows «what kind of teammate I am.»

Micah Parsons, #11 of the Dallas Cowboys, looks on during the second half of the game against the Washington Commanders at FedExField on January 8, 2023 in Landover, Maryland.

Micah Parsons, #11 of the Dallas Cowboys, looks on during the second half of the game against the Washington Commanders at FedExField on January 8, 2023 in Landover, Maryland.
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«Trust me, there is no love lost, I am hurt. Remember some [people will] I hate you, I rate you and I shake you and I try to break you, but I will stand tall as always,» he continued.

However, other Bengals players jumped to Ossai’s defense.

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«There were a lot of other plays that could have turned the tide in that game in a second, so that’s not the only one,» quarterback Joe Burrow, who was sacked five times and threw a pair of interceptions, said in his post game. . presser.

As Ossai held a teary-eyed press conference in the locker room, veteran defensive end BJ Hill he stood next to her and quickly spoke up in her defense.

«Because he’s my brother,» Hill said. «The same thing happened to me a few years ago. I had a chance to win a game and I lost a sack. One person doesn’t lose a game. That’s not going to fly with me. Especially on this team. Great group of guys. Had a great year «One play doesn’t define who you are. That play right there, he was playing like crazy. Practice how he plays. No hard feelings about that play. He was playing everything.»

Joseph Ossai, number 58 of the Cincinnati Bengals, looks on during the first half of a preseason game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on August 21, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Joseph Ossai, number 58 of the Cincinnati Bengals, looks on during the first half of a preseason game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on August 21, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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Ossai was injured on the play and will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of that injury, but as he answered a series of questions about the late hit, he expressed the gratitude of his supporters.

«We’re a big family. It’s not fake. When things get tough, we support each other,» he said. «I’m happy to have this group of guys around me, supporting me right now, because it’s tough. There are a lot of guys in that room that I’m very grateful for.»

Associated Press contributed to this report.