Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman made an incredible play to secure the win for his team. He then got into it with San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree and ranted to Erin Andrews and then to ESPN’s Ed Werder.
“Well I’m the best corner in the game,” Sherman yelled. “When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree that’s the result you’re going to get. Don’t you ever talk about me. … Don’t you open your mouth about the best or I’m gonna shut it for you real quick.”
It was met with a lot of backlash from people around the league and fans of the game. Some called it classless, some loved the emotion. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady took a shot at him, while Pete Carroll defended him.
“You’re talking about a guy in a warrior’s mentality in the middle of everything,” Carroll said. “He’s a fiery guy. That was Richard being Richard in a moment where you would like to pull him to the side and take a knee for a while, then we’ll talk to you.
“It’s unfortunate that it was so crazed, but that’s who he is. His mental make-up to get ready for that matchup was expressed right there so he could play the way he can play. Unfortunately, sharing with the world, it didn’t come across so well.”
One thing is for sure. The internet loved it. Twitter worked its magic with the clip and now the video sharing app Vine is embracing a new wave of Richard Sherman videos.
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