Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman hoists the George Halas Trophy after the 2013 NFC Championship football game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

MLB legend Hank Aaron sends support to Richard Sherman

It’s not exactly easy to get praise from Major League Baseball legend Hank Aaron, but mouthy Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman somehow did.

Aaron, who hasn’t posted a tweet since October decided to log on to the social media site and post a supportive message for Sherman who has taken a massive amount of criticism in recent days.

.@RSherman_25 – hang in there & keep playing as well as you did Sunday. Excellent job – you have my support.

Shockingly enough, Sherman actually went through his mentions (which I imagine aren’t the most family friendly) and responded to the Atlanta Braves icon.

Thank you very much for your support it is greatly appreciated and very humbling

It says plenty enough that Aaron wanted to give Sherman some props, but to have his first tweet in over three months be a pat on the back to the Seahawks defensive back? That’s a pretty sweet deal.

It’s also one of the first times we’ve seen somebody in the public eye throw their support behind Sherman.

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