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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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Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2012 1:23 am
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

I like sports and all, but seriously who's that involved in it that makes you wish death on someone?  Sheesh, some people need to get a life.  Shows you how stupid and cruel people can be these days.



Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2012 12:55 am
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

I guess the twitter idiots didn't realize its a Federal crime to make threats across FCC licensed lines, not to mention being being traced back to them. Not too bright twitter peeps.



Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2012 12:50 am
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

If people had to put their real name and a photo of themselves for this forum and others it would eliminate much of the hateful, moronic crap that is out there. These idiots would have to keep their thoughts to themselves because they are too cowardly to put their name and face next to the post or tweet they just made.



Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: January 24, 2012 12:43 am
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

The people that wrote those comments on Twitter had money on the game.  There is no other reason someone would make comments as harsh as those unless they gamble.



Since: May 30, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2012 12:38 am
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Kyle Williams went 0-15 on 3rd down....



Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2012 12:38 am
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

As a real Charger fan since 1962, I wish to appologize for cboy619's comments.



Since: Oct 14, 2007
Posted on: January 24, 2012 12:32 am
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Tough talk coming from the Charger fan Cool




Since: Jul 28, 2007
Posted on: January 24, 2012 12:31 am
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

I thought Kyle Williams and Billy Cundiff played well,

Sincerely,
Jordan Jefferson



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2012 12:16 am
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Posted on: January 24, 2012 12:07 am
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