Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman, at 26 years old, often makes headlines for a variety of reasons. Viewed by many as arrogant and a “trash talker,” some say Sherman is the best left cornerback in the NFL; however, apparently even NFL players face trolls on the internet, which is what many are claiming happened to Sherman.
During the Super Bowl Sunday night in the third quarter, Richard Sherman signaled “two” and “four” to a television camera, appearing to taunt Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis, No. 24, after Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin scored a touchdown. Sherman’s image has been used in memes which have spread all over the Internet, including those from Boston Red Sox player and Patriots fan, Mike Napoli.
The Seahawks happened to lose to the Patriots by four points, and now Tom Brady has four rings. Napoli used these coincidences with the number four to make the memes.
— Mike Napoli (@MikeNapoli25) February 2, 2015
Richard Sherman was classy about the Seahawks’ tough loss. He was the first to congratulate Tom Brady while Brady was still on the field after the Patriots’ win. Sherman had this to say on Twitter.
Thank you God for giving us the opportunity…. That’s all you can ask for….Thank you everyone for the support all year
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) February 2, 2015
Richard Sherman’s had a busy week with the public’s disapproval of his choice to play in the Super Bowl when his son’s birth is imminent, the injury he sustained to his left elbow, and to top it all off, losing the Super Bowl. Sherman said he was surprised when his decision to play in the game was met with derision and made headlines.
“I didn’t think it was that big of a deal. He’s close but he’s not expected to come this weekend. I was surprised at how big, I guess a game like this, a story like this, you can’t pass it up. I was just surprised it was a national headline.”
Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll confirmed Sherman needs surgery after he suffered injury to his left elbow in the NFC Championship game. A tendon from elsewhere in the body will be used to replace the torn ulnar collateral ligament in Sherman’s elbow. Carroll said Sherman should be in good shape to play in the upcoming season.
As for the loss, which was a tough one considering it was due to a late interception, Sherman is looking ahead rather than behind him and getting ready for his son’s arrival.
“I am looking forward to it. It’s one of those things that’s a life-changer. I’m looking forward to raising my son, to meet him and to teach him the things that I know.”
One thing is for sure – with Richard Sherman, you never know what he’s going to say or do. There isn’t a dull moment with him around, and the way he describes himself is straightforward and truthful.
“I kind of go to the beat of my own drum. If people feel a certain way, you know, everybody has an opinion and I also have my own opinion. I have my own way of doing things and it might not align with everybody. But I’m going to keep it that way.”
What do you think of Napoli’s tweets poking fun at Richard Sherman and Sherman’s reaction to his team’s loss?
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