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Osi Umenyiora is not a Matt Light fan

San Diego Chargers v New England Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 18: Matt Light #72 of the New England Patriots reacts against the San Diego Chargers in the first half at Gillette Stadium on September 18, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora and Patriots tackle Matt Light have fought twice on a football field. The Super Bowl national media would like to thank Umenyiora for reminding us.

“I don’t know what it is that he does, but it’s something that he’s doing that really gets under my skin,” said Umenyiora on Friday via “Because I’m not that type of guy, you know what I mean? He’s probably the only person I’ve ever fought on a football field.”

Umenyiora stretched out his word so it sounded more like “reeeally.” That also means both Light and and Umenyiora can reeeally expect too many questions about the issue on Media Day.
“I think [Light is] more important to his team than I am to mine right now,” Osi said, “so if we can both fight, we both get kicked out and [Jason Pierre-Paul] and Tuck will have a field day.”

Osi also called Light a dirty player before the teams faced in the regular season game. Patriots veteran Kevin Faulk doesn’t appreciate it.

“He tried to pull the same thing the last time, so,” Faulk said of Umenyiora. “It ain’t relevant to us right now, we’re going to play football. Whatever he’s talking about, that’s bulls---.”

Nine days to go.