It appears that Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s infamous postgame interview with Fox reporter Erin Andrews was actually his second of the evening.
Sherman made global headlines last Sunday after his emotional interview with Andrews after the NFC Championship game went viral. However, the Seahawks star had actually spoken to Fox Deportes moments before his more well-known conversation took place, Deadspin reports.
The sentiment in both interviews is about the same: Sherman declares himself the best cornerback in the NFL and takes shots at 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree, the player he was covering just before his game-winning pass deflection. “You don’t try the best corner in the league in the clutch, especially with no mediocre receiver like Crabtree. He’s weak. I’m the best to do this right now,” Sherman said to the Fox Deportes reporter.
Sherman also commented on the fact that his Seahawks were headed to the Super Bowl. “It feels good. We worked for this. We deserve it.”
The interview with Fox Deportes took place just seconds before Sherman’s interview with Andrews. In fact, the Fox reporter can be seen in the background as she prepared to conduct her own interview.
Sherman’s conversation with Andrews was equally emotional. The 25-year-old had harsh words for Crabtree, referring to him as a “sorry receiver.”
“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 gonna get. Don’t you ever talk about me,” Sherman said to Andrews.
On Thursday, Deadspin revealed that Showtime’s “Inside The NFL” program had both Sherman and Crabtree “mic’d up” for the NFC Championship game. The in-game audio revealed what the Seahawks cornerback said to Crabtree just after the “Seattle Swat.”
“Hell of a game, hell of a game,” Sherman told the 49ers wide receiver, who promptly shoved him in the face. His interview with Fox Deportes can be viewed below.