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Steelers lineman Ramon Foster livid about Vontaze Burfict's hit on Le'Veon Bell

Steelers offensive lineman Ramon Foster had some fighting words for Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict after what he deemed to be a dirty hit which ended Bell's season.

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Steelers offensive lineman Ramon Foster was livid after Sunday's game, contending that the hit on Le'Veon Bell leveled by Vontaze Burfict was intentional and dirty. As a result of the devastating blow, Bell is sidelined for the season with a knee injury, and Foster is still fuming mad about the injury and Burficts' apparent celebration after the play.

Foster spoke with "The Fan Morning Show" on Tuesday, saying:

"He's the type of guy to do certain things like that. And the good thing about the situation is we get to see him again. We play him twice a year. So, he's that type of guy. The celebration at the end, that's been his characteristic right there. He's the kind of player to do certain things like that. Eventually karma comes to get those guys back, and we'll see him a second time."

After the game, Foster was equally vocal, complaining about both the hit and Burfict's jovial reaction afterwards.He also hypothesized that the team was targeting Steelers players, saying to the Tribune-Review, "I'm sure they were aiming to take somebody out today and kudos to them, they did the job."

Burfict has targeted players before. In 2014 he twisted the ankles of Panthers tight end Greg Olson and Cam Newton, a move for which he was fined $25,000.

In the meantime, Mike Tomlin said the opposite at his weekly press conference, in regards to Burfict's hit on Bell; however, the Steelers wound runs deep after this game, which will only make the two team's rematch in December even more intriguing.