I love football and I love a good competition. After the Cardinals and 49ers met in Mexico this week, DeAndre Hopkins was called out by Niners cornerback Charvarius Ward who was lined up on him the entire night.
Ward went in calling D-Hop an average receiver, then went further to take a jab at him for his recent suspension for PED’s calling him Steroid Boy. Here is his full quote.
“D-Hop think he a tough guy,” said Ward, per KNBR’s Jacob Hutchinson. “He think he still one of the best receivers in the league and he’s really not. He was trying to talk noise and talk hard all game. We not scared of him. He thought we was scared of him. He tried to intimidate us, but forget him, we did our thing. We went out there and got a dub and we did our job.
“He was just yip-yapping all game, but we don’t care about that,” Ward went on. “We just wanted to win. He was getting locked up. He was doing some dirty things. He tried to clip me, he grabbed me by the throat. He grabbed my facemask on one play, so I don’t respect his game. That’s steroid boy.”
Hopkins finished the game with 9 receptions for 91 yards but his team got spanked 38-10 and we know the 49ers defenders were in his head because he drew a costly penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct after one of his catches.
This is already a rival, but there is going to be some bad blood in the future, and I am here for it.