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During Monday night’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New York Giants, Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith suffered an apparent knee injury that required x-rays due to a hit from Giants safety Isaiah Simmons. And he was not happy about it.

During an interview with Lisa Salters on ESPN after the game, Geno Smith made it clear that he was not a fan of the way he was tackled on the sideline, calling it a “dirty play.”

“A dirty play,” Smith told Salters, according to Pro Football Talk. “Dirty play. You guys could see it. It was a dirty play. There’s no place in this sport for that. And, you know, hopefully something happens. But other than that, the grace of God allowed me to come back into this game.”

Smith elaborated a bit about why he was so angry at the hit, making it clear that he was not a fan that Simmons appeared to “take shots” at him as he was running out of bounds.

“You know what?” Smith said. “I don’t respect that type of stuff, you know what I mean? There’s no need for that type of stuff. It’s a hard-fought game out there. We’re all battling. But no need to take shots at guys running out of bounds on the sideline.”

Smith obviously returned to the game, but it’s clear that he was still upset about the hit.

[Pro Football Talk]