richard sherman & hank aaron*Richard Sherman may be on a lot of people’s hate list, but there’s at least one person standing in his corner.

Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron has voiced his support of Sherman via Twitter. As we’ve reported, Sherman has come under serious fire since his rant against San Francisco receiver Michael Crabtree following Seattle’s victory over the 49ers in Sunday’s NFC championship game went viral.

Despite all the criticism, Aaron tweeted Sherman on Tuesday, telling the Seahawks cornerback to “hang in there & keep playing as well as you did Sunday. Excellent job – you have my support.”

Upon seeing the baseball legend’s tweet, Sherman thanked Aaron in a tweet, saying “your support is greatly appreciated and very humbling.”

The cornerback has written for mmqb.si.com for most of the season, and on Monday wrote that he’s not a villainous person and that his postgame interview with Fox reporter Erin Andrews stemmed from adrenaline and his dislike for Crabtree.

The day after reaction to the rant exploded on the Internet, Sherman wrote on mmqb.si.com that he’s not a villainous person. The athlete went on to explain the motivation behind the rant, writing that his postgame interview with Fox reporter Erin Andrews stemmed from adrenaline and his dislike for Crabtree.