Richard Sherman wasn’t exactly a beacon of sportsmanship during the closing moments of Seattle’s victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
After tipping the final pass to cause a game-clinching interception, Sherman taunted Michael Crabtree by patting him on the butt. Then he gave the choke signal while skipping off the field. Finally, Sherman cut a promo worthy of the WWE during his post-game interview with Erin Andrews.
Naturally, the good folks on Twitter had strong feelings regarding Sherman. Here are the best fan and media reactions following his emotional outburst.
If this is what happens when Richard Sherman doesn’t smoke weed for 48 hrs, keep him stoned
— Alex Haddon (@SECblog) January 20, 2014
I’m going to go out on a limb and say Richard Sherman has never had media training…at any level. Classy, Rich.
— Ato Boldon (@AtoBoldon) January 20, 2014
Erin Andrews did not handle that as well as Mean Gene would have. “Richard Sherman, what in the WORLD is this all about?”
— Tim Ryan (@TheSportsHernia) January 20, 2014
Don’t really care who wins the Super Bowl. Just hope that Richard Sherman and Peyton Manning collide and shatter into a million pieces.
— Ethan Booker (@Ethan_Booker) January 20, 2014
When Richard Sherman was a kid, his teacher asked, “What do you wanna be when you grow up?” He said, “Richard Sherman.”
— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) January 20, 2014
Richard Sherman is brilliant, furious, and powered by a furnace linked to a thousand distant suns
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) January 20, 2014
I think Richard Sherman defeats The Rock at Royal Rumble. (Wait, he’s not a pro wrestler?)
— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) January 20, 2014
Reminder: Richard Sherman went to a much better school than you did.
— Eleven Warriors (@11W) January 20, 2014
Vince McMahon makes a quick mental note: “Richard Sherman … good mic skills.”
— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) January 20, 2014
Dennis Rodman thinks Richard Sherman should have answered that question better.
— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) January 20, 2014
Richard Sherman with a fitting tribute to the Ultimate Warrior.
— Sean Fitz (@seanfitz247) January 20, 2014
Richard Sherman can’t hear you he has Beats by Dre.
— Landon Howell (@landonhowell) January 20, 2014
/makes mental note to never say or think anything negative about Richard Sherman
— Lana Berry (@Lana) January 20, 2014
Richard Sherman is a columnist for a major pro football website. Wrap your minds around that.
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) January 20, 2014
Erin Andrews would have rather kissed 50 Cent than talk face-to-face w/ Richard Sherman.
— Troy Machir (@TroyMachir) January 20, 2014
Can someone PLEASE pass Richard Sherman his Adderall?! Even Bart Scott said, “He needs to calm the hell down!”
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) January 20, 2014
I might wear full body armor to interview Richard Sherman next week.
— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurke_SI) January 20, 2014
Richard Sherman with a straight up Booker T Harlem Heat promo pic.twitter.com/HT1i49qlkm
— Milmore (@StoolMilmore) January 20, 2014
“@JasonSobelGC: Tiger Woods and Richard Sherman must have taken different media classes at Stanford.” Haha. Sherman more entertaining.
— David Amber (@DavidAmber) January 20, 2014