49ers Kyle Williams Has a New Fan

7-year-old writes a letter to the struggling receiver to make him feel better.

By Sajid Farooq
|  Saturday, Jan 28, 2012  |  Updated 9:05 AM PDT
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Letter to a 49er

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Maybe a heartfelt letter from a 7-year-old fan will help pick Kyle Williams back up.

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Letter to a 49er

NBC Bay Area's Brent Cannon talks to the father of a boy who wrote a letter to 49ers player Kyle Williams. 7 year old Owen Shure was upset at the mistakes Williams made, but realized Williams must feel bad so he wrote to thank him. The letter has gone viral.
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San Francisco 49ers' wide receiver Kyle Williams knows he isn't a popular man these days.

The second year player who was doubling as a punt returner in last Sunday's NFC Championship game against the New York Giants badly muffed two punts in front of an audience of 69 million people.

His costly turnovers led to 10 points and a 20-17 New York victory in overtime.

While Williams teammates were quick to rally around him, the wide receiver knows he broke the heart of many 49ers' fans, including a 7-year-old from Los Angeles.

Owen reportedly started crying when he saw Williams fumble away the ball in overtime and The Huffington Post has the rest of the story:

He was crying, saying of Kyle Williams, with the distinct sobs of a seven-year-old between each word, "But... why... did he... have to... fumble?"

Trying to get his son to stop crying, Michael (the boy's father) asked him, "If you feel this way, how sad do you think Kyle Williams is?"

Owen paused a second, then asked his dad, "Can I write him a letter to make him feel better?"

So the little boy wrote a letter to try and make Williams feel better.

Dear Mr. Williams:
We just watched the Playoff game. I feel really bad for you but I wanted to tell you that you had a great season. you sould be very proud, so I wanted to say thank you.

I am your #1 FAN!

Owen Shure
Los Angeles, CA

p.s. your awsome

 

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