It’s a tough time to be San Francisco 49ers player Kyle Williams. After fumbling two punts that led his team to a loss in the NFC Championship game Williams is now receiving various threats via Twitter.
Among fans reactions have included “go kill yourself” and “burn in hell” In what might be the worst tweet from user @javpasquel he tweeted:
“@KyleWilliams_10. I hope you, youre(sic) wife, kids and family die, you deserve it.”
As a football fan I understand the emotional investment that many NFL fans place in their teams and as a Chicago Bears fan I know the “venting” feelings that come after a losing season but honestly the 2011-2012 NFL seasons has went a bit far. Remember the Green Bay Packers mom who tried to strangle her own child to death after their perfect season went out the window?
Thankfully not all NFL fans feel the way @Javpasquel does and other Twitter users have railed against him which eventually left the Twitter user posting the following message:
“Account got hacked” while adding “would never say or think anything like that.”
The users personal email account was also eventually discovered and broadcast around the internet to fans so they could act in retaliation to the Kyle Wiliams twitter message.
Do you believe that some fans become a little too invested in their teams successes and failures?