Things didn't go the Bears' way during their 36-25 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. To add insult to injury, a couple of Saints players started to mock running back Tarik Cohen's height. Yet this 5'6" athlete has been short his whole life and feels like the insults have to get a little more creative.
Late in the fourth quarter, New Orleans defensive backs Eli Apple and C.J. Gardner-Johnson responded to Cohen taking a hit along the sideline by putting their hands on their head to measure their height advantage over Cohen. As expected, the internet had fun with this clip, but Cohen wasn't impressed.
"This tweet so stupid," Cohen said about the clip. "Y’all act like i don’t know I’m short."
He then quote-tweeted a clip featuring the full play. In this video, the Saints defender had a free hit on Cohen in the flat but bounced off the running back. He was then forced to drag Cohen to the sideline. "Buddy had a free hit. Didn’t smack shit," Cohen said. "Then got his ass ran over. I’m short. But he small as hell."