Twitter reacts to Richard Sherman earning three penalties on one play

By Michael Dixon

Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman did something not often seen in the NFL. He committed three penalties on one play.

The pass interference negated a Kam Chancellor interception. The holding came during the return, which was declined.

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Afterwards, Sherman took his helmet off to draw the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Needless to say, he was not pleased.

Sherman continued his argument. In reality, he could have been flagged for a second unsporstmanlike conduct, which would have led to his ejection.

As is typical with anything having to do with Sherman, he drew plenty of reactions from both sides.

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We actually have to give the referees some credit for their restraint. The fact of the matter is that Sherman is a star. People come to the game to see him play. That doesn’t mean that he shouldn’t be ejected if his actions warrant it, but it shouldn’t be done lightly.

This play will certainly not be a part of Sherman’s Hall of Fame highlight reel.