49ers Star Responds To Announcer’s Lamar Jackson Comments
A 49ers star responded to their announcer’s Lamar Jackson comments.
During last week’s showdown between San Francisco and the Baltimore Ravens their radio announcer Tim Ryan made a controversial comment.
During a particular drive Ryan said that part of the reason why the Niners struggled against Baltimore was partially due to Jackson’s skin color and how hard it made to see handoffs.
In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, 49ers defensive star Richard Sherman came out and defended Ryan’s comments.
“I know Tim personally and I listened to the dialogue and saw it written, and honestly I wasn’t as outraged as everybody else,” Sherman said.
“I understand how it can be taken under a certain context and be offensive to some, but if you’re saying, this is a brown ball, they’re wearing dark colors, and he has a brown arm, honestly, sometimes we were having trouble seeing it on film.”
Sherman did not stop there, though.
“He’s making a play fake and sometimes he’s swinging his arm real fast and you’re like, Does he have the ball? And you look up and [Mark] Ingram is running it. So it was technically a valid point, but you can always phrase things better.”
It remains to be seen when the Niners will lift Ryan’s suspension.