Deebo Samuel throws more shade at Aaron Donald after SF 49ers beat Rams

Deebo Samuel #19 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
Deebo Samuel #19 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images) /

The SF 49ers and LA Rams have their own rivalry, but there’s a budding one between Deebo Samuel and Aaron Donald, which continued in Week 12.

It doesn’t seem as if SF 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel and LA Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald like each other too much.

At least not based on their postgame pressers and social media activity.

Samuel took to both Twitter and Instagram to poke some fun at Los Angeles’ perennial All-Pro, showing some laughing emojis in reaction to a 2017 game between the Niners and Rams when Donald was ejected for a roughing-the-passer call against then-San Francisco quarterback Brian Hoyer:

Samuel’s Twitter post wasn’t without contest, although his team got the last laugh in Week 12 by pulling off a 23-20 victory over the Rams, sweeping the season series after San Francisco’s Week 6 win over LA back at Levi’s Stadium.

After that particular game, Donald was asked by reporters what he thought about Samuel’s efforts. Donald asked, “who?” in response.

When the reporter clarified he was speaking about Samuel, Donald responded with, “who’s that?”

In response after Week 6, Samuel responded on Instagram by saying, “Ion think you hear me yet[?] 3-0 against rams.”

Well, now Samuel’s SF 49ers are now 4-0 over their NFC West rivals after the Niners picked the former South Carolina wide receiver in Round 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Granted, Donald left his mark in Week 12, forcing a fumble that was recovered by Los Angeles and returned for a touchdown. He sacked quarterback Nick Mullens once, hit him four times and also deflected a Mullens pass that went for a Rams interception.

But Samuel was also a key factor during San Francisco’s win, hauling in 11 receptions for 133 yards, including a 24-yard catch-and-run scamper with minutes remaining in the fourth quarter that helped set up a game-winning field goal.

So, perhaps, that’s the ultimate bragging right Samuel has in his favor.

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It’s not likely these two teams see each other again this season, barring a matchup between the two at some point in the playoffs, which is still a longshot for the Niners.

Yet at least the budding rivalry between Samuel and Donald will provide entertainment for years to come, and it doesn’t look as if it’ll quiet down anytime soon.