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Falcons fans outraged over ESPN reporter Ed Werder's comments to Richard Sherman


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ESPN reporter Ed Werder spoke with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman on the field after their wild-card victory over the Detroit Lions. At the end of the interview, Werder told Sherman that he’d see him at the NFC championship game — a subtle assumption that the Seahawks would advance past the Atlanta Falcons to take on the Dallas Cowboys.

Falcons fans weren’t impressed.

Werder has since offered a weak sort of half-apology, saying that being objective is important to him, and if he owes an apology to the Falcons they have it:

Werder has a special relationship with Sherman, who has shut out Seattle’s local media by refusing to speak with any other reporters. In light of Werder’s conversation, that exclusive arrangement is likely to draw a lot of scrutiny.

In any case, Werder’s comment did not go over well with Atlanta’s fans, some of whom are fuming over Werder’s perceived bias.

Here’s a sample of some of the angriest tweets from Falcons fans on the subject:

Sherman is already extraordinarily unpopular in Atlanta after what happened the last time the Seahawks and Falcons played. This just adds more fuel to the fire for what is sure to be a tense game.

http://thefalconswire.usatoday.com/2017/01/08/falcons-fans-outraged-over-espn-reporter-ed-werders-comments-to-richard-sherman/

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I didn't really think it was a big deal.  Werder is a Dallas guy and everyone knows it so if he was going to see Sherman again he knew they'd have to beat Atlanta, etc.  

That said, I love that it can work as bulletin board material in the locker room.  Any perceived slight is a bonus.

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