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A Sampling Of The Terrible Things People Said To Kyle Williams Last Night


Kyle Williams is a good young player for the San Francisco 49ers. But last night, in the biggest game of that good, young career, Williams messed up. Twice. Those mistakes — a fumbled punt return in the fourth quarter, and another fumbled punt return in overtime — were critical, and ultimately led to the 49ers losing out on a trip to the Super Bowl.

Last night, as Williams’ night (and the Niners’ season) fell apart in front of America, his Twitter account was bombarded by angry fans. Here are some of the messages he received, which provide a nice little digital snapshot of what it’s like when you’re the goat (and what it’s like when people take sports too seriously).

@KyleWilliams_10. I hope you, youre wife, kids and family die, you deserve it (@javpasquel)

@KyleWilliams_10 you should jump off the golden gate bridge for that one. #fired (@KillaKlips)

@KyleWilliams_10 HOPE U RUN n2 A BULLET DA WAY U RAN INTO DAT BALL FUCKN DUMMY OR HOPE U DROP YA 1ST BORN LIKE U DROP DAT BALL U FUCKN IDIOT (@Markymeagain)

you fucking suck and I hope you get cut! @KyleWilliams_10 (@tomidontplaydat)

Im on you all day @KyleWilliams_10 fuckin choked… Damn loser (@Mr_Coo_Coo502)

Luckily, the tweets that mattered — the ones from teammates Patrick Willis and Adam Snyder — were more encouraging.

@KyleWilliams_10 keep ur head up. U r my brother n teammate N I would put u back there all over again. We all lost this game tonight not u.

@KyleWilliams_10 hold your head high bro. You had an amazing season. I’m proud to be your teammate.

Obviously, one of the bad things about social media is that it provides fans an opportunity to say some pretty embarrassing things in the heat of the moment, and mainline their loss-induced venom — death threats, epithets — directly into the player, faster then ever. The good thing about social media, though, is that it helps the backlash to that venom arrive quicker, too: there’s already a groundswell of support for Williams, as people take a step back, read what was said to him last night, and shake their heads.

This is Kyle Williams’ second year in the NFL. He’ll have more opportunities to make up for last night. But it’s going to be a long off-season, both for him and his Twitter account.


  • Sanders7013

    So disgusted with this “very small” percentage of niner fans. Equally as heartbroke as the rest with how the game ended, but that’s life. For all you scumbags posting such shit, get a life. As for Kyle Williams, hope to see you next year bud, you and the rest of your 49er teammates are true class and broke the mold of what the NFL had turned into. Congrats.

  • Aub8070

    I am so disappointed in all you crazy a&& people. Tis was just a football game not life you stupid idiots. To Kyle as a mother I wish you nothing but the best. you should be proud of what you did this year, but more importantly what you will achieve next year, keep your head up and never look down. I’m sure your family is behind you as well as alot of REAL fans are. I have been a forty-niner fan for over 25 years and I have only seen 1 game live.  As a mother of 2 sons I cried for you last night and I cried in shame today after some of the craziest comments I have ever read.

    Let this make you stronger and come back and whoop a$$ next year.

  • Anonymous

    “Youre wife.”  Written by a typical, poorly-educated moron.

  • chabram

    I’m not even a Niner fan, but these are terrible comments for anybody to post/tweet.  It’s only a game and nobody can even tell you who won a SB after a few years have passed.  It will get better and I hope Kyle realizes that and can move on from this. 

    This coming from an archrival Ram fan.

  • Dan

    I grew up in the bay area I’m a Texan fan at heart but was an adopted 49er fan living during the Montana and Young years, the 49er fans that I know were classy and would never ever act like this. What has happened to this city and organization is shameful, what was once classy is clearly no longer…..

  • Khmerpooky

    tebow wouldn’t have muffed or fumbled the ball

  • Zealots eat paste

    dumba$$$$$$$

  • http://www.facebook.com/ajcVet Ajc Vet

    Tebow has already fumbled when it counts bud, go back and watch the gametapes ok

  • http://www.facebook.com/ajcVet Ajc Vet

    Fact is: Coach Harbaugh was so focused on defense he neglected to wisely train five or six different special teams pro football veterans [players with years more playing experience] in such an important role.  Result: When the 49ners one solid returner went down to injury, the huge special teams role was dumped into the lap of this poor young rookie player, Kyle Williams, whom had only previously brought back 5 kicks in his entire career. 5 kicks is nothing. 

    If my main kick  returner went down, I’d at least have put a veteran player with proven hands [what about Davis], a sure-handed tight end or wide receiver…someone who had years of playing this game under pressure. 

    Sorry Harbaugh fans…this actually mistake falls on the coach that made this scenario possible.   Hopefully, Harbaugh has learned this tough lesson and will now dedicate a lot more practice time to gaining this awesome 49ers team more than one solid kick returner.   This, so when one, two, or three returners might possibly get injured at the worst possible time…the 49ners aren’t left having  to play the least role experienced player.

    Aside from that, the 49ners suffered too many dropped passes; multiple underthrown or too low passes, then, with time running out on one drive Harbaugh calls for a short play of a few yards forcing a need to use a time out. 

    The young man [Williams] had a great season.  Williams, if you read this…keep your head up. Listen to that post-game interview and what veteran all-Pro Ravens defensive player, Ray Lewis, so eloquently stated in supporting his team’s poor unlucky kicker.  No one player cost any sports team a loss.  You win as a team and you lose as a team.  

    Same can be said for whether a family,  community, school, company, military, etc. succeeds or not…No one individual makes any of these and more—a winner nor does any one person make any of them a loser.   Life is about living.  America is about standing up for each other, in good times, and, a well as—when things don’t go our way.

    As for all of those sick threats folks are posting…you want to be a  big bad blank man or man, shut your big fat mouth and join the the military!!! Put your Online posting time where your mouth is.  But you won’t.

  • Atlas_co

    Good news 49 er fans….we will be in super bowl next year ,,,we just need a couple pf more good recievers…..i am very happy and pleased for the 14-3 season and i would like to thank specially the smiths brothers……

  • Eatgrass333

    Yes, please proofread your caustic, hateful wishes before sending.  I took a Psychology course ten years ago therefore I am an expert.  You should be conscience of the fact that you are attaching your ego to your sports team.  When your team loses you feel that disappointment coupled with your own life’s disappointments i.e. your ugly, fat wife.   

  • dc

    Shame on u that is way to far u deserve it now that is way out of control grow up

  • Musicalinstructor

    That Idiot Should Be cut

  • Fairness4all

    You are an idiot! this guy gets a boatload of money just to play game! He deserves all the criticism the fans give! They’re the ones paying his overpaid salary! Idiots like you are pussies. Kyle does not care! He gets his easy money. We the fans pay his salary and have aright to criticize idiot! HE DESERVES ALL THE CRITICISMS FROM THE FANS.


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