Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks rants after reaching Super Bowl

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has been in the spotlight during the build-up to Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII following his extraordinary post-match rant in the wake of the NFC Championship game.

Before losing to the Seahwaks, 49ers wide reciever Michael Crabtree mocked claims that Sherman was the best defensive player in the National Football League.

Sherman, who had the last laugh, leads Seattle's defence, which has been dubbed the "Legion of Boom (L.O.B.)"

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