Obviously, San Francisco 49ers fans are disappointed that their team will not be going to the Super Bowl this year, but some are so upset they have become unethical. As expected, Niners Nation is not pleased with Kyle Williams turning the ball over on two punt returns late in the NFC Championship game against the Giants. Others went on to say things that many would find abnormal and somewhat psychopathic.
This is what an angry 49ers fan tweeted to Williams after the game:
“U PIECE OF [expletive] COST US THE GAME ALL THAT HARD WORK N U COST US GO [expletive] URSELF U SELFISH [expletive]”
That fan is not the only one. Since the end of Sunday’s game, Williams has been getting numerous death threats from frustrated fans. It can be agreed as many people have already said that saying such irrational things crosses the line.
Sports are fun to watch, and there is nothing wrong with showing pride for your favorite team. However, going as far as threatening a player for ruining your team’s chance at a championship or wishing harm on an athlete just because you do not like him or her is out of line. People need to realize that at the end of the day, it’s just a game. Sports games are mere activities and are pointless whether fans realize it or not. If someone’s state of mind or life revolves how well a certain player or team performs, then that person has obvious issues.
Like all other fun things, sports come with their negatives. One of those burdens is the questionable behavior of fans. What they say many times ruins the integrity of sports.
As for my perspective on an issue like this, making such threats to a player sickens me. He did not try to lose the game on purpose. Everyone makes mistakes, but we unfortunately live in a very unforgiving society. Just like many others, I hope Williams is okay. As for the angry fans and people making harsh remarks about him, all I can say is that things like that are beyond uncalled for and they sound sick in the head when they do so. How would you like it if someone made similar comments about you for making a mistake? No one is perfect, nor will anyone ever be perfect.
Hopefully, fans will learn that sports should not be taken so seriously. Yes, they entertain people, keep them off the edge of their seats, and give them something to believe in, but they should not affect their judgment or morality. One more thing, remember that football is a team sport. Each team has eleven players on the field at a time. Teams win together and lose together. No one man is solely responsible.
On that note, let’s get ready for what will hopefully be a Super Bowl to remember!