Richard Sherman Says Response to Rant Shows ‘Racism Is Still Alive and Well’

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman says the response to his post-game rant Sunday night “shows that racism is still alive and well.”

Sherman called 49er Michael Crabtree a “sorry receiver” during an interview with FOX sideline reporter Erin Andrews following his team’s 23-17 win that clinched them a spot in the Super Bowl. He also called himself “the best corner in the game.”

Afterwards, Twitter exploded with responses. Some of them, as **Deadspin.com reports, included racial slurs. (**This link includes content that may be offensive to some readers.)

Sherman penned an article on Sports Illustrated‘s website Monday that expressed his disappointment in the reaction.

“…people find it easy to take shots on Twitter, and to use racial slurs and bullying language far worse than what you’ll see from me,” he wrote. “It’s sad and somewhat unbelievable to me that the world is still this way, but it is. I can handle it.”

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