The Seattle Seahawks overcame the San Francisco 49ers 19-3 in last night's Thanksgiving showdown and once again it was Richard Sherman who was the thorn in the side of Jim Harbaugh's team.
Grabbing two interceptions in the contest as well as effectively locking down his side of the field the outspoken cornerback reaffirmed his status as one of the game's best, and Sherman couldn't help but mock his defeated opponents in the aftermath of the game.
Unlike in last year's NFC Championship game it wasn't 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree who was the target of Sherman's abuse, with under pressure quarterback Colin Kaepernick this time in the Seahawks star's line of fire.
Kaepernick had, in the run up to the Thanksgiving showdown, made it clear that he would not avoid throwing in the direction of Sherman - claiming that he would throw to anyone that was open down the field regardless of the whereabouts of the Madden cover star.
And fresh of the back of picking off the QB on two occasions Sherman wasn't about to let Kaepernick forget about his statement:
"There was an opponent (Kaepernick) who said he would throw it to the open man. He didn't care who was out there (in coverage). I was the open man," Sherman told the media at Levi Stadium.
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With the San Francisco ownership unhappy with the team's performance on Thursday night, Kaepernick is unlikely to appreciate the smart remark from his rival even if he can little complaints with its accuracy.
Fans under fire
It wasn't only the San Francisco 49ers players to come in for criticism from Richard Sherman however with the franchise's fan base far from at the top of Sherman's Christmas card list.
After riling up the full house during the game with his sideline antics it appears some 49ers fans took things a little too far as Seattle were heading to the locker room after the game.
"Their fans. Their fans were (mediocre). Their fans, you know, threw a few jabs. And then someone of them threw a glass bottle at the end, as we were jogging in."