Top 5 Hilarious Athlete Twitter Responses to Richard Sherman’s Post-Game Rant

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5 Hilarious Responses to Richard Sherman's Rant via Twitter

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After Sunday's NFC Championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers, cornerback Richard Sherman decided to unleash his mouth -- surprise, surprise. In an interview immediately following the game, Sherman had this to say to Fox Sports' Erin Andrews:

“I’m the best corner in the game. When you try me with a sorry receiver like [Michael] Crabtree, that’s the result you gonna get. Don’t you ever talk about me. [...] Don’t you open your mouth about the best or I’m gonna shut it for you real quick.”

While social media blew up instantaneously after that little rant, the best was yet to come in his post-game press conference. Sherman did not waste any time at the podium, he dove right in yet again.

"I'd like to also say something to the a-hole fans that write on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram, because we appreciate it. You helped us win this game, so thank you very much, we appreciate it."

Of course, one reporter had to ask Sherman about his thoughts on Crabtree once more.

"Oh, um, I was making sure everybody knew that uh, Crabtree was a mediocre receiver -- mediocre. And when you try the best corner in the game with a mediocre receiver, that's what happens -- game."

Sherman was asked about his feelings regarding Colin Kaepernick's decision to throw that pass at the end of the game.

"I really appreciate that Kaep, you know. I appreciate you ending it like that. Um, you know, you try me like that. I hadn't gotten many opportunities all game, so I appreciate that."

A reporter then asked if he had always thought Crabtree was a mediocre receiver.

"There's been a lot of talk from him, running his mouth during the offseason and personal conversations. I appreciate that he knows that now."

While Sherman's post-game ranting was entertaining, the most hilarious part about the whole situation came when other professional athletes took to Twitter to chime in. Here are five of the most hilarious responses to Sherman's antics, as tweeted by other athletes.

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5. Torrey Smith and Qadry Ismail

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Former NFL receiver Qadry Ismail responded to a tweet by Baltimore Ravens wideout Torrey Smith, when Smith tweeted "That was disrespectful…" following his statement after the game. Ismail tweeted back by saying:

"@QadryIsmail: @TorreySmithWR Crabtree must've really talked some smack to Sherman!"

Smith gave Ismail an idea of what exactly Crabtree may have said to really tick Sherman off:

"@TorreySmithWR: @QadryIsmail must have said something about his momma haha"

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4. Kyrie Irving

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While many folks are criticizing Sherman for his ranting and raving, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is taking a more fun-loving and logical stance:

"@KyrieIrving: Haha I wouldn't have been able to keep a straight face if I was interviewing Sherman, he backed it up so he gets a pass"

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3. Tyrann Mathieu

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Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu took an approach that not many would have dared to take. In fact, Mathieu seemed a bit offended that Sherman would call himself better than one of his teammates.

"@Mathieu_Era: Sorry Sherman I don't mean to intercept but my dawg @RealPeterson21 the #1 CB"

I can't wait to see what kind of rivalry ends up brewing between these guys in the future if Sherman gets ahold of this tweet.

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2. Blake Griffin

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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin didn't have much to say, but his witty sarcasm was hilarious nonetheless.

"@blakegriffin32: Richard Sherman seems chill…"

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1. Justin Verlander

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There was absolutely no response funnier than Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander. He acknowledged some respect for quarterback Russell Wilson in terms of the quarterback's class, but Sherman? Let's just say he didn't agree with how he handled himself.

"@JustinVerlander: So Russell is a class act! Sherman on the other hand.... If he played baseball would get a high and tight fastball."

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for Follow him on Twitter @ryanmheckman or add him to your network on Google.

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