Richard Sherman had some PASSIONATE words for 49ers WR Michael Crabtree after the NFC Championship game.

During the final minute of the incredible game between the Seahawks and 49ers, Hawks corner Richard Sherman made a clutch endzone interception to seal the victory for Seattle.

After the interception, Sherman was seen slapping the intended receiver, Crabtree, on the behind followed up by signaling a “choking” motion towards the 49er players.

But it was his interview AFTER the game with Erin Andrews that has everyone talking…

Some are saying Sherman should show more class, but let’s not forget these are athletes in the midst of a heated rivalry battle for the honor of playing on the biggest stage in the world. It is a big deal. And he was clearly fired up after the huge pick.

But still, the writer is me is terrified for Erin Andrews as she conducts this post-game interview as a deer in headlights…

[featured image via Deadspin]