Say what you want about Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, but he isn’t as bad as people make him out to be. He can be loud and boisterous for the wrong reasons, but sometimes he is for the right reasons.
When 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman tore his ACL he was carted off the field, and then Seahawks fans allegedly threw popcorn and food at him as he exited the field. Sherman denounced the actions of his fan base in a column for Sports Illustrated ‘s MMQB.
“One thing I can’t accept is what I read after the game about Seahawks fans throwing food at 49ers linebacker Navorro Bowman as he was being carted off the field with his knee injury. If it’s true, it’s beyond terrible. That’s as low as it gets. I’m sure whoever did this is in a small minority of fans, because I don’t think that kind of action is an accurate representation of the character of the 12th man. Navorro Bowman is a great player who plays the game the right way. When he went down, I dropped to a knee and prayed for him. He deserves better than having food thrown at him as he’s carted off a field. All players deserve better than that.”
Sherman deserves some respect and acknowledgement for this, though it will likely go unnoticed as people focus on the Michael Crabtree incident.