Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman was so fired up after making a game-ending play that sent his team to Super Bowl 48 that he gave a rather enthusiastic interview that has now gone viral across the internet.
Speaking with sideline reporter, Erin Andrews, Sherman seemed to let the emotion of the victory get the better of him. Andrews asked Sherman to take her through the final play and Sherman began screaming about being the best CB in the NFL, while also taking shots at 49ers WR, Michael Crabtree.
I think we can all agree here that Sherman’s reaction is less than classy. He is clearly caught up in the heat of the moment and perhaps acting a bit irrationally. Still, whether Sherman’s actions were the gold-standard for sportsmanship has nothing to do with the vitriolic racism some fans spouted on Twitter that followed his interview with Andrews.
Here is a small sampling of the hate:
richard sherman is a joke ahaha fucking ugly nigger i hate niggers tbh i dont give a fuck hes a nigger theres a diff between black ppl
— FiOS JClutch (@JClutch_) January 20, 2014
— Steve Fleishman (@steveflei) January 20, 2014
Richard Sherman is the definition of a nigger
— Matt Griffin (@Matty_Griff_) January 20, 2014
Everyone’s calling Sherman “a nigger,” but let’s not forget Jameis Winston’s post-game interview. Fucking guy was speaking another language.
— Sam Webby (@wamsebby) January 20, 2014
Dumb fucking nigger enjoy your holiday tomorrow Sherman
— Brian Jackson (@Mrr_Jackson) January 20, 2014
Richard Sherman acting like a stereotypical, unprofessional nigger. #Fact
— Aaron the Squid (@cheeriosquid) January 20, 2014
That reporter was like “damn he’s such a nigger” lmaooooo Sherman you fuccing Coon…
— Bruce Wayne (@moecedesbenz) January 20, 2014
RICHARD SHERMAN HOLY SHIT YOU FUCKING NIGGER
— B) (@pcordero_) January 20, 2014
HOLY FUCK SHERMAN YOU NIGGER
— Chillin’ Dylan (@DJKarlis_) January 20, 2014
Richard Sherman is the only nigger I like. He’s an animal and the biggest asshole on the field at all times lol
— Travis Grayson (@notooth13) January 20, 2014
The day before Martin Luther King Day, no less, we learn that there is still plenty of hate out there.