Kyle Williams Takes Blame for San Francisco Defeat, Faces Death Threats

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The 49ers fell to the Giants yesterday in the NFC Championship Game and - like Billy Cundiff on the Ravens - most of the blame lies at the feet of one player: Kyle Williams, who turned the ball over TWICE on punt returns, including one fumble that led to an easy New York field goal in overtime.

Williams has taken responsibility for the mishaps, but that isn't enough for some crazed fans.

Many have taken to Twitter and issued death threat against the little-used wide receiver, who was only pressed in to duty due to an injury.

"It certainly makes you question our culture of sports as it stands," said Kyle's dad, Chicago White Sox General Manager Kenny Williams, while kicker David Akers also stood up for his teammate:

"I'm irritated with the way people are treating him, absolutely. I think it's ridiculous. You know, get a grip on what life's about. He went out and he put his soul out there. That's what he does. He was not trying to do anything other than make an incredible play for this team."

We agree. And fans ought to be thanking Williams for helping to set up a Giants/Patriots Super Bowl. It's gonna be epic!

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