Super Bowl 2014: Richard Sherman Rant Sets Twitter Off

The Seattle Seahawks cornerback has fast become the player fans love to hate.
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that trash talk tirade from Seattle seahawks star Richard Sherman after the game took place, that live rant set off a firestorm on Twitter and could make Sherman the player everyone loves to hate on super bowl Sunday. Ryan has more. Good morning. After facing backlash for his comments following the afc championship game, Richard Sherman is speaking out to our own ESPN and even penning an article to share his side of the story. It's the epic rant heard around the world. I'm the best corner in the game. When you try me with a star receiver like Crabtree that's the result you're going to get. Don't you ever talk about me. Reporter: He made a game-saving play against Michael Crabtree. They shared this tense moment then the sideline rant. Don't you open your mouth about the best or I'll shut it for you real quick. I'm not saying he was a thug. He brags on himself. I find those guys to be entertaining. Reporter: It sparked debate on TV and social media. After the game, the war of words continued with Crabtree firing back. He's a TV guy. I'm not a TV guy. I play ball. Reporter: Why the bad blood? In a new article for "Sports illustrated", "It goes back to something he said to me this off-season in Arizona." His brother tells "The Seattle times" Crabtree snubbed him at a charity event, even tried to start a fight. But in a raid grow interview Sherman admitted in hindsight he would have played it different. Obviously I could have worded things differently and obviously had a better reaction and done things lynchry. Reporter: He also wrote "It was loud, it was in the moment and it was just a smart part of the person I am. I don't want to be a villain because I'm not a villainous person." Unfortunately for him, he'll be viewed and judged as the guy that just was out of control in a postgame press conference. Not a guy that had overcome a bunch of odds. Reporter: The brash player trying to focus on making plays, not waves if his team hopes to win the super bowl. His coach Pete Carroll weighed in saying Sherman's comments came out of the heat of the moment and that the player didn't want to take anything away from the team but his comments in the aftermath may have done just that, George, robin. That's a lot of material. We are going to be talking about it for the next couple of weeks. Seattle is known for its defense, talented defense and part of it is the swagger that they have. So -- He did win the game.

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