Just about the only thing that could've been worse for a Green Bay Packers fan at the end of Sunday's NFC Championship Game was if they witnessing their team's collapse in person.
But that was the reality for 13-year-old Austin McElravy and his dad, Tim, who were sitting amongst Seahawks fans at CenturyLink Field during Seattle's improbable victory. After the game, Tim sent out the following post to KING5 News in Washington:
Do you know PJ? Let us know! From our Facebook friend Tim, "We attended the Game today and my son and I are Diehard Packers fans (we love the Hawks too). Anyways at the game they was one fan (a 12) who was pretty vulgar to us and said some pretty rude things to me and my 13 year old son Austin who is pictured here in the Favre jersey...the whole game this guy in a Sherman Jersey was talking to us having a good time...offered to trade jerseys with us (but we did not want to give up our Green and Gold). At the end of the game my son congratulated him on a great game and PJ took off his Sherman Super Bowl Jersey and GAVE it to my son. We were moved to tears...the 12's showed what being a Seahawk fan is truly about. WE are hoping to get a hold of PJ so I could thank him and buy this man a beer...or maybe get him noticed by the hawks so he can get another Richard Sherman Jersey. .the 12's were really good to us Cheeseheads. God Bless ya Seahawks...go Get another Lombardi!" #seahawks #sb49
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The news of PJ's very kind gesture indeed made it all the way to Richard Sherman himself, who was so moved that he sent PJ a ton of Seahawks swag, including replacing the Super Bowl jersey with an autographed one.
- Molly Geary