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    Greg Hardy of the Carolina Panthers watches on at the Portland Trail Blazers versus Charlotte Hornets game at Time Warner Cable Arena on November 26, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

    Dallas defensive end Greg Hardy, who is facing a 10-game suspension for his role in a domestic violence case, stirred criticism Friday night with a joking reference on Twitter to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

    Hardy was responding to a fan of his former team in Carolina after the Panthers drafted a tall receiver for the second straight year. The fan referred to the receivers as "The Twin Towers" and included photos of both.

    Photo credit: Twitter/NBC 5 News

    Hardy tweeted: "didn't the twin towers get blowN up lol."

    The fan later responded: "It's the Twin Towers because of KB and Funchess's size, not because of what happened. C'mon now..."

    The tweet came about a week after Hardy's agent acknowledged he had a verbal altercation with Cowboys defensive tackle Davon Coleman in an offseason workout.

    Carolina drafted 6-foot-5 receiver Devin Funchess in the second round Friday night after getting 6-5 Kelvin Benjamin in the first round last year.

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