Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 12/13/12

There was something of a controversy that came about following the Panthers' upset victory over the Falcons last Sunday, when Carolina defensive end Greg Hardy told Falcons players to "get the f**k off our field."

Proving payback is indeed a female dog, it was the same comment quarterback Matt Ryan made after Atlanta's Week 4 win.

Though, as we've come to find out, Hardy didn't stop there. The third-year sack artist also had a post-game encounter with Falcons kicker Matt Bryant, which he detailed to the Charlotte Observer.

“I told him politely to remove himself from our facility because it was time to go, and he invited me to come watch him in January,” Hardy said sarcastically. “It was a nice conversation.”

The run-in was an awkward one for Hardy, who literally did not know what to make of Bryant.

“I really didn't know who he was. He was so small and weird-shaped, I was trying to figure out what he did,” Hardy said. “I found out when I looked online that he was a kicker. I was a little shocked.”

Nothing look stoking the fires of a rivalry. Looks like we can circle our calendars in 2013.

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