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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
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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: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2012 8:31 am
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Ftballgenius keep your racist comments to yourself you useless piece of crap.  Damn CBS get this racist coward off this site and do the right thing for once.



Since: Feb 9, 2011
Posted on: January 24, 2012 8:18 am
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Stay Classy Niners fans.


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Since: Jan 24, 2012
Posted on: January 24, 2012 8:03 am
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Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2012 7:56 am
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

this is still just a game isnt it?? i mean, i dont know about the rest of you, but i still have to wake up every morning and go to work, i still have to support my family, and i still have bills to pay. Im just as big a sports fan as anyone out there, but seriously, your gonna tell me you have never screwed up at your job before? we are all still human, give the guy a break, its only a game. by the way 49er fans, if you were real fans, you would try encouraging your teams players when they are down, not kicking them once they are down.



Since: Feb 27, 2011
Posted on: January 24, 2012 7:53 am
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

No SF fans are worthless too. Please see the Giants/Dodgers game from last year. Way to go SF fans



Since: May 24, 2009
Posted on: January 24, 2012 7:40 am
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Must be those damn Philadelphia fans...they're the only one classless enough to do such a thing right?



Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2012 7:35 am
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Coolhalf you people are blind,if you would look at this guy sitting on the bench after this he did'nt really care about anything,and his team mates did'nt come up to him and said everthing is fine i did'nt se anything like that.Harbaugh is an ass to to let him recieve the ball after the first time he muffed itif he did'nt feel the ball hit his knee but the giant player kept coming he had to know somthing was up.now go to vegas and pick up your money for blowing the game and split it with your coach.kicker from baltimore also will join you and his coach,oh wait are'nt they brothers???



Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2012 7:24 am
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Stupidity in its highest form ! Death wishes over a ball game albeit a game that had an NFC Championship and Super Bowl trip on the line but it's a game ! I'm sure no one feels worse than Williams and he has all summer to think about the game and the plays he botched !



Since: Mar 16, 2011
Posted on: January 24, 2012 7:17 am
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Just a small sample of what's wrong with society.  Get a life losers, it's freaking football!



Since: Dec 13, 2011
Posted on: January 24, 2012 6:41 am
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Unreal , but then again if I was Williams I would want to Kill myself ..


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