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Josh Metellus makes it very clear that he's not rooting for Detroit

"We need competition junkies not comfort seekers."
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Josh Metellus doesn't want to see the Detroit Lions in the Super Bowl. If he had it his way, they wouldn't have won any playoff games. Heck, he'd probably like to see them go winless like they did in 2008. 

On Monday, the Vikings safety responded to a post on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, that encouraged people to stop cheering for division rivals. 

"I didn't know people did this," Metellus wrote. "We need competition junkies not comfort seekers. [Skol] is all I know."

That's not the only time he made it clear that he's not a Lions fans. 

When the Lions were playing the Buccaneers on Sunday, Metellus wrote on X that it was "killing" his birthday mood. The jack-of-all trades defensive stalwart turned 26 years old on Sunday and later admitted that he was hating on the Lions because he wishes Minnesota was still playing. 

Metellus also reposted Justin Jefferson's criticism of the NFL for promoting a sign from a Detroit fan that appeared to make light of the serious knee injuries suffered by Vikings tight end T.J. Hockenson and Rams tight end Tyler Higbee. Both tight ends were injured when Detroit safety Kerby Joseph dove into their legs to make a tackle. 

The Lions face the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday and you can rest assured that Metellus is rooting for San Francisco. 

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Dec 24, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings safety Josh Metellus (44) looks on before the game against the Detroit Lions at U.S. Bank Stadium.