Seahawks’ Cornerback Richard Sherman Taunts Tom Brady Via Twitter
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BOSTON (CBS) — The Seattle Seahawks earned their win over the Patriots on Sunday afternoon, but for at least one Seahawk, that wasn’t enough.
Cornerback Richard Sherman, who intercepted one of Brady’s passes during the Seahawks’ 24-23 victory over the Patriots, took to Twitter Sunday night to taunt the Patriots’ quarterback.
“Brady sure looks like a man who turned the 12thMan against us,” Sherman sarcastically tweeted to more than 13,000 followers while posting a picture of Brady walking off the field with his head down.
Sherman, who goes by @R_Sherman25 on Twitter, then posted a photo of him getting in Brady’s face and yelling at him on his way off the field. The words “U Mad Bro?” are written above Sherman’s head.
“He told me and Earl [Thomas] to see him after the game when they win….. I found him after….” Sherman tweeted with the photo.
During the week, Brady didn’t say anything out of the ordinary, offering the same praise for the Seahawks that he and the rest of the Patriots give to every opponent every single week.
What may have caught the Seahawks’ was Brady on Wednesday saying he hoped his team could travel to Seattle and play well.
“It’s always nice when you take 53 guys on the road and you say, ‘This is all we’ve got and this is all we need and this is what we have to do.’ And see 70,000 fans, if you can keep them quiet or turn them on their own team. I think that’s an exciting part for road teams, is to see if you can get them booing their own players.”
Later that day, Sherman did retweet an ESPN story with that quote from Brady. Still that’s not exactly trash talk, so perhaps Brady said something to Sherman on the field at some point on Sunday.
While Sherman looks rather fired up in the photo he posts, another Associated Press photograph shows Brady and Sherman sharing a little postgame hug on the field, so perhaps Sherman is just having a little bit of fun. Considering Brady doesn’t have Twitter, don’t expect a response any time soon … or ever, for that matter.
Sherman later deleted his tweet with the “U Mad Bro?” picture, as well as several other tweets he sent to people on Sunday night and Monday morning.