(NEWSER) – Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman found himself the center of a storm of controversy after he gave a loud, emotional post-game interview/rantmoments after his team beat the 49ers to make it to the Super Bowl. Many critics responded by calling Sherman a "thug" (the term was used an incredible 625 times on TV Monday, according to Deadspin)—and at a press conference yesterday, Sherman explained why that's not cool, the Huffington Post reports. "The only reason it bothers me is because it seems like it's the accepted way of calling somebody the N-word nowadays," he said. "It's like everyone else said the N-word, and they said 'thug' and they're like, 'Ah, that's fine.' That's where it kind of takes me aback and it's kind of disappointing."
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