Richard Sherman Released from Seahawks; Fans Respond by Burning His Jersey
Tough weekend for Richard Sherman
Over the weekend Pro Bowler, and arguably one of the best defensive players in the NFL, Richard Sherman was released by the Seattle Seahawks. Sherman was drafted by the Seahawks and has spent all of his NFL career there. Many speculate the release had something to do with his ruptured Achilles last fall, and how well he’ll perform post-injury.
That didn’t seem to be an issue for the San Francisco 49ers, who just one day after Sherman was released, signed him for a three-year deal.However, Seahawks fans are pissed off, even going as far as posting videos of them burning his iconic number 25 jersey. The issue many fans have is that at one point the Seahawks and 49ers were NFC rivals in the quest for Super Bowl. Taking to social media to bash Sherman, even calling him a traitor.
“I love the fan base to death, and I loved playing there,” Sherman said,
in an interview with Sports Illustrated. “It was such a great opportunity. I helped the organization get to a great place and stay there. But now it’s like I abandoned them. People are out there burning my jersey. Come on. I’m not the one who let me go. They let me go. I didn’t abandon anybody.”