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Seahawk's outburst goes viral; reactions are mixed

Seahawk's outburst goes viral; reactions are mixed

By Liz Kotalik. CREATED Jan 21, 2014


TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - It's the rant that's blowing up social media and making all the headlines.

After defeating the 49ers Sunday, Seattle Seahawk Richard Sherman lashed out on live T.V.

During an interview with Fox Sports' Erin Andrews, he said in part, "When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree... that's the result you're gonna get!!!"

That interview went viral in minutes, and not in a good way.

Well, Sherman is trying to make up for the comment writting:  "I apologize for attacking an individual and taking the attention away from the fantastic game by my teammates."
Sherman gave a more indepth explanation in a BLOG POST.
What many people don't know is that Sherman is a Stanford graduate and was previously known for his well spoken manner.      
But, it turns out, the internet isn't so forgiving.
Hundreds of memes have popped up targeting Sherman, comparing his outburst to Kanye West's Grammy debacle.
This is only one of a many.
Some are also saying Sherman is the reason people won't support the Seahawks in the Super Bowl this year.
Of course, it also doesn't help that the Broncos have beloved Peyton Manning leading the way.
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Liz Kotalik

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Liz Kotalik is so proud to work in her home state of Arizona with her KGUN9 family. She anchors the 7 a.m. morning show "GMT Extra" on the CW Tucson every weekday, and also reports for later newscasts.