Do you remember the infamous interview Erin Andrews conducted with Richard Sherman during the 2013 NFC Championship Game?
The one where the Seahawks had just beaten the 49ers, thus heading to face the Broncos at Super Bowl XLVIII?
If none of that rings a bell, try this:
Seahawks 49ers NFC Championship Richard Sherman Post Game Interview Erin Andrews lmao 😹 Rraaa @LoveInFamy http://t.co/LeTIlIcK6Q
— Jessica G Hernandez (@its____jess) January 20, 2014
Yeah, that interview.
Afterward, the video went viral and social media had a meltdown. Sherman was called a “thug,” among other names which we can’t get into here and she became “America’s Sweetheart.”
@SageRosenfels18 Richard Sherman got labeled a "thug" and "animal" for screaming in the direction of Erin Andrews.
— Kate Lew (@PNWGlutard) May 25, 2017
Now, was he animated? Absolutely. He had just tipped a pass in the end zone that would have won San Francisco the game. Instead, his brilliant timing led to an intercepted by teammate Malcolm Smith and Seattle clinched it.
The Tip That Started It All…
Was or is Richard Sherman a thug? Absolutely not.