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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: May 12, 2009
Posted on: January 23, 2012 7:35 pm
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Just another thing to add to my pile of research that proves just how stupid people can be. It's a game for cryin' out loud! People are disgusting!



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2012 7:30 pm
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

yea fan=fanatic but the definition in these terms is:

Informal: a person devoted to a particular hobby or pastime; fan



Since: Dec 14, 2011
Posted on: January 23, 2012 7:30 pm
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Hopefully law authorities will find it worthy to confront the Twitter post death threats and determine if the threats are of concern.  Bad behavior is one thing. Death threat behavior is what it is.  Kyle Williams is good enough to be on an NFL roster and good enough to be on a damn good 49er team.  His punishment may well be that he will be playing for another team next year. There needs to be punishment for death threat behavior.    



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Since: Oct 29, 2011
Posted on: January 23, 2012 7:29 pm
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Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2012 7:27 pm
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Etyomology of fan: fanatic.



Since: Oct 2, 2008
Posted on: January 23, 2012 7:25 pm
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

When the game ends, life goes on.  If you don't buy that, then maybe you should re-assess your priorities.

I hope that these threats are taken seriously, persued, and prosecuted to the fullest.





Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2012 7:21 pm
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

YOU ALL ARE CRAZY!!!! 


Chew a guy out??? Release him??? Kick him out??? Death threats????  Absurd comments on this article.  It's a god damn game, are your lives that empty where this is all you have to hang our hat on?  Football is a pure pleasure, that's it.  Never seen so many pathetic posts in the 6 years I've been on here.


He made big mistakes, MANY other players have in big games.  It's not the first and it sure as hell isn't the last.  Wait for it.....ITS PART OF THE GAME, unpredictability is the fun of it all.  Sick twisted minds some of you have.


Best of luck Williams, keep your head up and use this as motivation to get better.  You're a good hard working KID.



Since: Jun 17, 2007
Posted on: January 23, 2012 7:21 pm
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Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2012 7:16 pm
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

KennedyGreens...why don't you look at the teams stats over the past two months.  Both are much better then yours. Typical CBS poster who knows only whatever hole he lives in tells him.  Finishing the game is a big part of it. 49ers had a chance to score a TD at the end but the Giants defense held them to a FG.  Both teams in the superbowl are record breaking teams with pro bowl QB's, top notch offenses and one has a grat defense.


Get yourself a tissue and stop crying you big baby  



Since: Jul 3, 2010
Posted on: January 23, 2012 7:13 pm
 

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

That boy did not cost the team the game, the team was..,, No, wait.  Yes, he did.  It was all his fault and the Niners will not make it back to the NFC Championship game either.



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