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Twitter Ignites After Parkey's Missed Field Goal in Bears' Heartbreaking Loss to Eagles

The kick woke fans from all corners of the Twitterverse

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    Fans React to Bears' Heartbreaking Loss

    Bears fans reacted with shock and sadness after the team lost in the last second against the Eagles.

    (Published Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019)

    Social media was set ablaze as football fans across the country reacted to the shocking end of the Bears-Eagles game Sunday night. 

    Cody Parkey became the subject of countless memes and tweets as fans shared their shock, surprise, anger and even compassion at the game-ending kick now dubbed the "double doink." 

    Parkey missed a 43-yard field goal that would have given the Bears a win over the Philadelphia Eagles, but the ball hit off the left upright and the crossbar. Eagles player Treyvon Hester said after the game that he tipped the ball, however.

    The kick woke fans from all corners of the Twitterverse.

    “It’s one of the worst feelings in the world to let your team down,” Parkey said after the game. “I’m gonna continue to put my best foot forward and sleep at night knowing I did everything in my power to go and make that kick, and for whatever reason I hit the crossbar and the upright, and I still couldn’t do it. I feel terrible.”

    Parkey signed a four-year contract with the Bears before the season, but his future with the team could be up in the air after the missed kick. It will be one of many questions that Ryan Pace and company will have to answer as the offseason begins.

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