Racist Response to Sherman's Rant

    Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) celebrates after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the 2013 NFC Championship football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports - RTX17M2A

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    Nothing like an innocuous American sports classic to reveal an ugly layer of racism. After Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman post-game victory rant rubbed some people the wrong way, the Internet exploded in racial epithets directed towards him. Tweets included calling him a "jungle monkey" and "typical gorilla n----r." Richards responded in a post on MMQB "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. 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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