Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/28/12

As one would expect, Chicago White Sox general manager Ken Williams felt badly for his son.

Kyle Williams muffed one punt and fumbled another in last Sunday's NFC Championship, ultimately costing the San Francisco 49ers the game against the New York Giants. The latter fumble in overtime directly set up Lawrence Tynes' winning field goal in the 20-17 victory.

"As a father, it was absolutely awful. Even if it weren't my kid, I'd still feel bad for what happened," Ken Williams said.

What happened afterward was also awful - as the younger Williams was subjected to hateful - even threatening - comments on social media.

For his part, Kyle Williams did his best to answer reporters questions after the worst game of his NFL career.

"Through it all, the young man has shown me exactly who I thought he was, which is a man of character, a strong-minded, tough son of a gun," Ken Williams said. "He's hurting right now ... Believe me, I'm not happy with some of the death threats and some of the things that are unfortunately part of our culture. I wish it weren't that way, but I have first-hand knowledge of it being that way.

"He grew up in a household where he knew exactly what to expect. He stood up in front of more media than I've ever stood in front of and told them exactly what he felt, and took responsibility. How can a father be anything but proud?"

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