Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman doesn't think that the Seahawks fans who threw food at 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman as he was being carted off the field represent "an accurate representation of the character of the 12th man."
The morning after the Seahawks punched their tickets to the Super Bowl, Sherman wrote a column for The MMQB explaining his loud postgame interview with Erin Andrews. After writing that he "can handle" the "racial slurs and bullying language" directed toward him on Twitter, Sherman called out the Seattle supporters for their "beyond terrible" actions.
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. 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. 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. All players deserve better than that.
Bowman suffered a gruesome leg injury during the fourth quarter when he forced a fumble near the goal line. As he was being carted to the locker room, someone appeared to throw popcorn at him.
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