POSTED: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 6:13pm
UPDATED: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 2:10pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — The Seattle Seahawks will face the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII in less than two weeks, but the big game is not all people are talking about.
After a big win for the Seattle Seahawks, one big reaction is all people are talking about. Seattle Seahawks Cornerback Richard Sherman's under a lot of fire.
Millions of people are talking. From posts to tweets to everyday chit-chat, but the problem is, it's not all good. So, decide for yourself...
"Well, I'm the best corner in the game. When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that's the result you're going to get," Richard Sherman yelled.
That's just part of the outburst that Sherman's getting a lot of flack about. Sherman's ongoing feud with 49ers Wide Receiver Michael Crabtree is apparently what fueled the outburst, but some say that's no excuse.
"You should show reproach while on the TV. You have younger kids listening. What kind of sportsmanship does that teach our younger kids?," Will Pratt questioned.
Will Pratt witnessed Sherman's rant, but even though Pratt thinks the cornerback could've been more tactful. Pratt said Sherman had the right to say it.
"It was very abrupt, but I think anyone who shares a passion for their craft, they're going to be vocal about it. So, I think he's a very smart guy," Pratt continued.
Kye Lewis agreed.
"I don't really have a problem with it. I feel as though he's an athlete who backs up what he's done on the field," Lewis said.
What really shocked Lewis wasn't what Sherman said.
"I think it's an opportunity for people to really say what's on their minds, and they need a spark or something to make them react a certain way," Lewis said.
It's what other people are saying, calling the cornerback a "thug" and other derogatory terms.
Yolanda Campbell is an Assistant Professor of Public Relations at Southern University. She said this kind of thing happens.
"He's on a bigger stage than he's ever been because they've made it to the Superbowl. So, I think he will kind of take heed to some of the things that have been said and he probably won't have this issue again," Campbell said.
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