Whoever seemingly threw food at the San Francisco 49ers’ NaVorro Bowman should be ashamed, especially if it was a Seattle Seahawks fan. That’s essentially what Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman wrote in his column in Sports Illustrated Monday, referring to the NFC Championship game at Century Field in Denver Sunday night. Sherman's comments -- and some of his own actions on the field Sunday night -- have been among the hottest topics on social media since the game.
"One thing I can’t accept is what I read after the game about Seahawks fans throwing food at 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman as he was being carted off the field with his knee injury," Sherman wrote on MMQB.com.
"If it’s true, it’s beyond terrible. That’s as low as it gets. I’m sure whoever did this is in a small minority of fans, because I don’t think that kind of action is an accurate representation of the character of the 12th man,” he said. “NaVorro Bowman is a great player who plays the game the right way. When he went down, I dropped to a knee and prayed for him.
“He deserves better than having food thrown at him as he’s carted off a field,” Sherman added. “All players deserve better than that."
Bowman was taken off the field during a fourth-quarter play when he reportedly tore his ACL, Yahoo wrote. The three-time first-team All-Pro linebacker now faces a long road to recovery after last night’s injury. Twitter user @Justin_King took a screenshot of No. 53 being ferried into the locker room with his head down and popcorn surrounding the gurney.
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Meanwhile, Sherman himself has been on the receiving end of criticism for engaging in what many considered unsportsmanlike conduct. During Sunday night’s came, he gave the choke sign to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and patted another 49er, Michael Crabtree, on the butt.
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