Henry Aaron tweets Sherman: ‘You have my support’
As Richard Sherman’s postgame interview with FOX Sports’ Erin Andrews continues to reverberate through the sports — and mainstream — world days after the fact, the opinions on the brash Seahawk have ranged from classless to calculated, from a jerk rubbing it in to an athlete enhancing his brand on football’s biggest stage.
But it’s a safe bet just about everyone would agree on one thing Sherman is not: Humble.
Then this happened.
.@RSherman_25 – hang in there & keep playing as well as you did Sunday. Excellent job – you have my support.
— Hank Aaron (@HenryLouisAaron) January 21, 2014
Yup, that’s former MLB home run king and personification of class Henry Aaron.
And this was Sherman’s reply.
@HenryLouisAaron Thank you very much for your support it is greatly appreciated and very humbling
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) January 21, 2014
In the sports world, a tweet from Hammerin’ Hank is a Hall of Fame-caliber honor. But even in the Socialsphere, how unique is a tweet from The King?
• He has posted only eight tweets — ever
• The last tweet Aaron sent prior to his tweet to Sherman was a retweet of this:
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) October 16, 2013
In case you forgot (or can’t get enough of it), here is the rant. Enjoy.