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Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Posted on: January 23, 2012 9:51 am
Edited on: January 23, 2012 11:40 am
 
K. Williams fumbled twice in San Francisco's loss to New York (AP).

By Josh Katzowitz

After a man makes a couple major mistakes in a game that helps cost his team a victory, it’s refreshing to know that that many fans, through the power of Twitter, can lend that man some much-needed support.

Take 49ers receiver Kyle Williams, for example. He muffed a punt and then lost a fumble in overtime that led to the Giants winning the NFC title and advancing to the Super Bowl. His teammates and many of San Francisco’s fans rallied around the crestfallen Williams, sending him messages of encouragement and love.

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Then, you have the people who, according to the San Jose Mercury News, are tweeting death threats and other heartwarming sentiments to Williams. As one apparent fan wrote, “I hope you, youre (sic) wife, kids and family die, you deserve it.” Wrote another: “Jim Harbaugh, please give @KyleWilliams_10 the game ball. And make sure it explodes when he gets in his car.”

So, that’s nice, huh?

But his 49ers teammates were there to defend him.

"We all lost this game," tight end Delanie Walker said, via CBSSports.com’s Gregg Doyel. "We play as a team -- it's 45 of us out there. It's not Kyle's fault, so don't go over there and act like it is. Cause it's not."

Safety Donte Whitner told reporters: “Hopefully, he doesn't beat himself up too hard. Hopefully, the media's not on him too tough. Because he's still a young player, and he still has a bright future in the National Football League.

"There's just certain things that you can't do in certain situations. We have to protect the ball at all times. I think he learns that now, and he'll be better."

For his part, Williams spoke to reporters after the game, saying he was simply trying to make a play.

“Everybody in here has covered my back and kind of patted me on the back and said, 'It's not all on your shoulders,'" Williams said.

Unfortunately, some of San Francisco’s fans didn’t get that memo.

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Comments

Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: January 23, 2012 8:34 pm
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Hate to break it to you all, but EVERY NFL team has those kinds of fans.  To think that 49er fans as a whole are classless would mean that the Cowboys, Bills, Packers, Falcons, Colts, etc.....   fans are all classless.
I was being sarcastic.... Everyone ALWAYS steriotypes the entire Raider fan base as being thugs and criminals or classless trash, so it is fun to poke fun on someone else.......

I really was hoping that Williams and Cundiff are strong enough to rise above the letting down of themselves and their teams... Many weak minded people if allowing their emotions to take over could conceivably contemplate suicide after such turmoil... Especially in this high pressure sports driven society.... 



Since: Oct 1, 2007
Posted on: January 23, 2012 8:30 pm
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Hate to break it to you all, but EVERY NFL team has those kinds of fans.  To think that 49er fans as a whole are classless would mean that the Cowboys, Bills, Packers, Falcons, Colts, etc.....   fans are all classless.



Since: Feb 3, 2009
Posted on: January 23, 2012 8:29 pm
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

This is why 49ers fans don't deserve nice things.  But seriously, Williams lost that game.  I get the Cundiff sort of not being to blame for the Ravens losing because the receiver dogged it and was already celebrating on the TD catch.  But Williams had the two big turnovers.  If Alex Smith throws 2 pick sixes, it's his fault.  Williams was about as close as you could get to that.  Hope Poppa Harbaugh chewed out his two sons.  Too funny.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: January 23, 2012 8:28 pm
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Everyone knows that whiner fans are the lowest class fans in the NFL right ahead of Eagles fans.....  Some teams fans sheesh!! Wink



Since: Jan 8, 2012
Posted on: January 23, 2012 8:27 pm
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Unbelievable, shame on all those that would be so petty and moronic as to place blame. You call yourselves fans? Perhaps raving, need to get their own life/accomplishments, lunatic would be the more accurate description. This kid will likely not sleep or eat for a while, not one single hater has any idea how he must feel right now. Or perhaps they just lack the intelligence and/or empathy to be able to realize. (I hope none are parents, just think of the guilt they must pile on their kids when their attempt to live vicariously through their kids' accomplishments falls short) It was a great game, both sides gave all they had.



Since: Jan 23, 2012
Posted on: January 23, 2012 8:26 pm
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Since: Jan 21, 2012
Posted on: January 23, 2012 8:23 pm
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Since: Oct 4, 2007
Posted on: January 23, 2012 8:02 pm
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

There's the 9r fans we've been missing for about a decade now...what a bunch of morons. It's good to hear his team mates are supporting the young man.



Since: Dec 22, 2010
Posted on: January 23, 2012 8:01 pm
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

poor man but i c u 49er fans really stick to ur team ur just a bunch of poor loosers who never even stood on the grass of a football field i hope all you who sent a death threat to this great young athlete read this post and com s on my d fools i hope yous enjoyed ur TEAMS loss



Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: January 23, 2012 7:55 pm
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Twitter should shut there accounts down immediately.  It is a shame that fans are reacting this way.


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