Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s post-game rant Sunday night after the NFC Championship Game was met with racial slurs and hate-speech on Twitter.
Sherman tipped away a pass intended for rival 49er Michael Crabtree in the end zone as the Seahawks clenched the game 23-17.
“I’m the best corner in the game. When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that’s the result you gonna get,” Sherman screamed at Fox’s Erin Andrews. “Don’t you ever talk about me!”
At a postgame conference, Sherman continued to call Crabtree “mediocre” and added that “A-hole faces who write on Twitter and Facebook” were his inspiration.
“We appreciate the motivation,” Sherman said. “You helped us win.”
“Well Sherman went straight n--ger on erin Andrews #sherman #class,” tweeted @Tull1210.
“Richard Sherman just proved you can take the n--ger out of the hood but you can’t take n--ger out of the n—ge #SFvsSEA #Seahawks,” tweeted Steve Fleishman.
“Sherman releasing his inner n—ger,” wrote @texasguyanon.
“I can’t wait till manning and the rest of the broncos light Richard Sherman up# shut up you dumb n—ger,” tweeted Jarret Galvin.
After midnight on Monday Sherman defended his statements on Twitter writing, “A lion doesn't concern himself with the opinions of a sheep.”