Jed York says he and Richard Sherman unblocked each other on Twitter
The rivalry between Richard Sherman and the San Francisco 49ers was very, very real — at least until he joined the team.
49ers CEO Jed York admitted Wednesday that he and Sherman had to unblock each other on Twitter after the cornerback joined San Francisco as a free agent.
“We had to unblock each other on Twitter,” York admitted, via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area.
York, who didn’t explain why they’d blocked each other in the first place, admitted that Sherman’s competitiveness was frustrating when on the other side.
“There’s just a level of competition and that competitive spirit,” York said. “I’m happy to be fighting alongside him. But there was definitely a rivalry.
“At the end of the day, football is a business, but you have to figure out can you work with people who have different perspectives and difference histories. And with Richard, he’s going to come in and be the consummate pro.”
The best news for the 49ers might be that Sherman has a big chip on his shoulder after his release. Maybe he’ll be blocking Seahawks on Twitter next.