Richard Sherman shuts down Twitter troll with one simple response

Someone hurled insults at the NFL player, but he responded with a smile

Topics: richard sherman, Twitter, troll, Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks, Peyton Manning,

Though Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman became a household name for his aggressive smack-talk in a post-game interview with Erin Andrews, the NFL star, fresh off a Super Bowl win, shut down a Twitter troll with no more than a smile on Tuesday.

After Sherman tweeted some kind words to Super Bowl competitor and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, one angry Twitter user harassed Sherman online, calling him a “disingenuous punk” and “nasty scumbag.”

“Everyone who heard you dissing Manning before knows you don’t mean a damn word of this, you pathetic, disingenuous punk,” said user @SnBEternally in one tweet, following it up with two more tweets:

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Take your phony praise and shove it up your drugged out ass, you worthless scumbag.

Seattle beat Denver, but you contributed nothing and got carted off with an injury. Karma’s a NASTY bitch, needle Dick! :P

Sherman, who had been thanking his fans on Twitter, took a moment to respond to the troll, too:

The mean tweets, captured by SBNation, have since been deleted, along with the user’s account.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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