The Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers to advance to the Super Bowl. Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman broke up a pass intended for 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree in the final seconds to seal the win, and then they got into a bit of a confrontation.
That led to Sherman going on a rant while Erin Andrews was interviewing him after the game and it almost melted the internet. Here is how Twitter responded.
How about we start off with some famous people.
Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander:
So Russell is a class act! Sherman on the other hand…. If he played baseball would get a high and tight fastball.
— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) January 20, 2014
Colts long snapper Matt Overton:
WOW Sherman is a douche …. He’s good …. But I remember when TY Hilton dominated you — Matt Overton (@MattOverton_LS) January 20, 2014
FOX’s Jeremy Rauch:
Erin Andrews was scared for her life. My goodness. — Jeremy Rauch (@FOX19Jeremy) January 20, 2014
WWE superstar CM Punk gives his critique:
Guys. It wasn’t a good promo.You don’t need to scream. Plus he didn’t even say “let me tell you something”, “here’s the thing”, or “brother”
— Coach (@CMPunk) January 20, 2014
Some images or memes:
Richard Sherman yelling like he about to come out on the WWE stage! pic.twitter.com/pfOjD04lVV
— (@l3ahpar) January 20, 2014
During the Richard Sherman interview. pic.twitter.com/NOLBJnLNyW
— Not Tony Romo (@not_romo) January 20, 2014
Colin Kaepernick will be wearing his Beats when leaving the stadium… pic.twitter.com/HLziO8YLdY
— NFL Access (@NFL_Access) January 20, 2014
Son I’m screaming pic.twitter.com/7IqEin39In
— Jorge Garza (@ASAP_GaRzA) January 20, 2014
Erin Andrews during that Richard Sherman interview pic.twitter.com/noXrI00wWo
— Evil Mike Tomlin (@EvilMikeTomlin) January 20, 2014
The WWE thing could happen!
— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) January 20, 2014
He was talking about being the best… you knew a Kanye West reference was coming.
— Terez Owens (@TerezOwens) January 20, 2014
There were those who said shut him up if you can.
Easiest way to shut up Richard Sherman is to outplay him. Simple as that.
— The Oracle (@Trisity_) January 20, 2014
Reporters love it:
Richard Sherman and Super Bowl week in New York? I’ve got this ready for the press conferences pic.twitter.com/CtMNmaHCpo
— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) January 20, 2014
Anyone bothered by Richard Sherman tonight has never sat through a one-game-at-a-time cliche fest. Speak your mind, Richard.
— Pete Thamel (@SIPeteThamel) January 20, 2014
RIchard Sherman for a week, including media day? Yes please
— trey wingo (@wingoz) January 20, 2014
I appreciate Richard Sherman’s honesty. Everyone complaining can have all the cliches these guys try to give you. I’ll take THAT instead.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 20, 2014
The classless debate:
assuming everyone calling Richard Sherman “classless” is drinking tea in a top hat right now
— Lana Berry (@Lana) January 20, 2014
If you’re angry with Richard Sherman, classless is a much better description than thug. He’s not a thug. Look it… http://t.co/ClPlWRemT6
— Jean-Jacques Taylor (@JJT_ESPNDallas) January 20, 2014
I’m almost positive 1 person isn’t equal to 700,000. RT @iamKimmieHo Classless Seattle: Starring Richard Sherman
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 20, 2014
I really wish this would’ve happened….
We’re all lucky Richard Sherman didn’t endehis rant with a “OMAHA!” I don’t think twitters server could have handled it
— Landthieves (@LandThieves) January 20, 2014
I don’t think Sherman would say this ever, but it’d be crazy if he did.
Richard Sherman to open Super Bowl Media Day by saying, “I can’t wait to face that punk-a** b*tch Peyton Manning…”
— LostLettermen.com (@LostLettermen) January 20, 2014
The racial argument:
LOL RT @Airdemon2100: How can you be a black man and accept the way Sherman acted? Right on the eve of MLK day he makes what he did null.
— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) January 20, 2014