Found January 25, 2012 on Jeff Pearlman:
var addthis_product = 'wpp-252'; var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true};Over the past few days Kyle Williams, the 49ers kick returner who had the two key turnovers against the Giants, has been receiving tons and tons and tons of hate. Hate on the radio. Hate on TV. Hate on blogs. Hate on Twitter. To these people, the haters, I offer this message of love and peace: Get a friggin’ life. I mean it—get a life. The 49ers are a football team. They play a game with a ball, and snazzy uniforms, and colorful helmets. Nobody dies, nobody is making political decisions, nobody should be scarred for life. It is just a game, even with all the money and attention. It’s. Just. A. Game. So if you’re one of these people who thinks it’s OK to tell someone he should die, or he should be ashamed, or he should go f%$# himself, well, go f%$# yourself. Really, go f%$# yourself. And, along those lines, look yourself in the mirror. Do you never make mistakes on your job? Never, ...
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