Social media kicks Atlanta Falcons while they're down

Posted at 6:07 AM, Feb 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-06 09:17:20-05

These days, if you lose, you better be prepared to take some punishment on social media.

Minutes after the Atlanta Falcons lost Super Bowl LI to the New England Patriots, Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/SnapChat, etc. were all there to celebrate the victors, but mostly to stomp on the hearts of the losers and their fans.

A sampling of how cruel losing in sports can be: