The Buffalo Bills were in an uproar over the events at the end of the first half in their Monday Night Football game in Seattle.
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman ran offsides on a field goal attempt, went for the ball as kicker Dan Carpenter was attempting to complete the kick, and then once he touched the ball he collided with the lower half of the Bills' place kicker.
After the game, Sherman said that he did nothing wrong because he didn't hear a whistle, to signal that the play was indeed dead. The play has been since talked about and debated over the past two days about whether or not Sherman should have been flagged 15 yards for a personal foul.
However, it was the action of Carpenter's wife Kaela that spun the story elsewhere. She took to Twitter and posted a message that has since been deleted:
The tweet immediately was criticized by many for having racist undertones, and the story hasn't slowed down even though it was deleted from her account. On Wednesday, she issued an apology:
However, that apology fell on deaf ears by many -- including Sherman. He responded to both the original tweet, and the subsequent apology Wednesday as well:
"It's not surprising at all. This is a day in age where you've got Ku Klux Klan running around... you know, people say whatever they want and there's very little consequence," Sherman started when speaking with Seahawks reporters. "For her to say something like that and then have a BS apology like she did, I mean, it's just the way of the world. I don't let it bother me. It's something that I'm very used to. It's just the way people are... the way people were raised."
Sherman was asked a quick follow up of 'Does that sadden you?'
"It's more disappointing than anything, but, it's also something that's understandable," Sherman said. "Ignorance has always been in the world. The core of this country has been built off slavery and people owning people. Anytime you understand that's the core principles of the way a nation was built, then you've got to have some kind of, I guess, sympathy for it."
Carpenter's wife has yet to tweet anything else about the situation following her apology.
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