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Twitter reacts to Eric Reid’s ejection after hitting Ben Roethlisberger

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid was ejected late in the third quarter of Thursday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers for an illegal hit on Ben Roethlisberger.

Reid hit Roethlisberger, who was sliding at the end of a run, and was subsequently tossed from the game.

Given the rather polarizing nature of both Roethlisberger and Reid, we were pretty sure that there would be plenty of strong reactions. We weren’t wrong.

https://twitter.com/Grishamfight/status/1060736590648086530

https://twitter.com/TacosNSlurpees/status/1060735930598854656

Other tweets were more focused solely on the play.

https://twitter.com/jasonrmcintyre/status/1060735514058252288

https://twitter.com/TheRealPonitz/status/1060735979647090690

The ejection only added to a dismal night for Carolina. Pittsburgh was already leading 38-14 at the time of the ejection. Shortly after, the Steelers went up 45-14. The Panthers fumbled the ensuing kickoff, which Pittsburgh capitalized on to go up 52-14.