Morning sports update: Patriots players trolled Lane Johnson about ‘having fun’ after the Super Bowl parade

"Somebody said it wasn't fun to play in New England."

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Duron Harmon during Super Bowl LIII. He responded on Tuesday to Lane Johnson's criticism of the Patriots. –Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

The Celtics defeated the Cavaliers, 103-96, while the Bruins beat the Islanders at TD Garden, 3-1.

Duron Harmon and Kyle Van Noy trolled Lane Johnson: Patriots players remembered what Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson said a year ago after Philadelphia won the Super Bowl. On Tuesday, they finally responded.

Johnson asserted after the Eagles’ Super Bowl win in 2018 that the Patriots were a “fear-based organization.”

“Do I think people enjoy and can say, ‘I had a lot of fun playing there’?” Johnson asked. “No, I don’t.”

So at the Patriots’ victory parade in Boston, safety Duron Harmon posted a video in which he called out Johnson, captioning the post, “Y’all let Lane Johnson know I’m having fun.”


“When you go to four Super Bowls in six years, that’s fun baby,” Harmon exclaimed in the video.

Harmon also tweeted out the video, and responded to critics.

Harmon wasn’t the only Patriot to respond to Johnson. Linebacker Kyle Van Noy also tweeted out his thoughts.

Johnson, who has made the Patriots a repeated target of his criticism, was apparently unimpressed watching the Super Bowl instead of playing in it.

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