January 30, 2019
Philadelphia Eagles defensive linemen Fletcher Cox and Chris Long would prefer to be preparing for this Sunday's Super Bowl, but in the absence of that, bantering on Twitter works fine.
Without ever saying a word to one another, the interplay of these guys' last names was a gift from God. Their senses of humor only add to the joy.
In a since deleted tweet on Monday, Cox complained to American Airlines about the attitude of a flight attendant.
"So I'm done about had it with this @AmericanAir flight attendant... brah should try being nicer to people," Cox tweeted.
He added this.
He act like it’s my fault he got to work on a Monday 😂😂— fletcher cox (@fcoxx_91) January 28, 2019
Cox soon got a strange reply from American Airlines, or so it seemed.
Chris Long continues to win Twitter 😂— Kristen Rodgers (@KristenERodgers) January 28, 2019
The commitment to change his account is high level 👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/BfFjIRePHd
Cox got a good laugh out of it, despite his in-flight whining.
What makes this even better is that it's not the first time it's happened. In 2017, Cox complained about flight delays he was experiencing with Delta Airlines. Long pulled the same stunt.
This time, the actual American Airlines also responded to Cox's complaint.
The crew should be polite, because we're really happy to have you on board with us. You can send us a DM with your flight info and details.— American Airlines (@AmericanAir) January 28, 2019
And Long, on Wednesday, summed up that reflexive response – and that awkward moment – everyone has had with a person in customer service.
Guy working at the airport “have a good flight”— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) January 30, 2019
Me “you too”
Jokes aside, Cox and Long teamed up this week for the First Quarter for Literacy Drive that Long and his wife, Megan, launched last year to provide books to children in underserved neighborhoods. Cox, who accepted his teammate's challenge, will distribute 5,000 books to 1,000 kids in his home state of Mississippi this week.
Happy #FQLWeek! We're so proud to team up with #SuperBowl champions like you and @JOEL9ONE to provide #bookstokids who need them! Everyone deserves to read like a champion! #FQLWChampion https://t.co/pUedVc3oK1— First Book (@FirstBook) January 29, 2019
Long hasn't yet decided whether he'll return for another season or retire, but you have to figure team chemistry, like these two have, is one of the reasons the Eagles' defensive line has been the team's strength in recent years.