Arrington says Twitter ire was 'out of character'

Arrington says Twitter ire was 'out of character'
November 7, 2011, 9:50 pm
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FOXBORO -- Sunday night, a fewhours after the Patriots crushing, last-minute loss to the New York Giants, Kyle Arrington had had enough with the negativity cluttering his Twitter timeline. "Don't hop back on the bandwagon later," tweeted Arrington. He included the hashtag "fakefans" to amplify his point. Monday, Arrington told me his ire wasn't directed at the fans who showed up at Gillette Stadium and verbally registered their displeasure. "It was just emotional," Arrington explained. "Emotions were running high. I didn't mean anything by it. I wasn't even talking about the fans (in the stadium), I was talking about people who follow me on Twitter just talking bad about me, the team, the defense. It was just stupid."Arrington had a terrific game until the Giants final drive when he got whistled for a long pass interference penalty then beaten for a touchdown by Mario Manningham. He was responsible for saving the Patriots at least seven points earlier with a pass breakup at the goal line and an end zone pick."Ignore the noise is one of the things we preach here and it was out of character on my part (to respond)," said Arrington who added that he enjoys the Twitter back and forth with fans.