49ers’ Ray-Ray McCloud sounds off on fan over criticism for critical error in Super Bowl loss


San Francisco 49ers return specialist Ray-Ray McCloud III sounded off on a fan over mounting criticism on-line after a failed punt return resulted in a Kansas Metropolis Chiefs’ landing and the staff’s first lead of Tremendous Bowl LVIII. 

The incident got here late within the third quarter after the Chiefs’ struggling offense suffered one other three and out with the Niners already main by 4 factors. 

San Francisco 49ers huge receiver Ray-Ray McCloud, #3, makes an attempt to get better a fumble from a Kansas Metropolis punt within the third quarter throughout Tremendous Bowl LVIII between the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 11, 2024 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. (Jeff Speer/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty Photographs)

Nevertheless, on the following punt return, the punt from Chiefs’ Tommy Townsend ricocheted off the foot of cornerback Darrell Luter Jr., forcing McCloud to must play the ball off a clumsy bounce. 

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Initially, response to the play was a misplay by McCloud, however the replay confirmed that the ball was reside after the unintentional contact with Luter’s foot. 

McCloud responded to a fan on X Monday after the social media consumer credited the essential error for the Niners loss. 

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“In the event you don’t know soccer don’t communicate concerning the play! Cuz that’s not a muff goofy boy,” McCloud wrote. 

The Chiefs recovered the unfastened ball within the purple zone, and wideout Marquez Valdes-Scantling would rating a 16-yard landing to provide Kansas Metropolis their first lead of the game – in the end shifting the momentum of the sport of their favor. 

Marquez Valdes-Scantling celebrates

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, #11 of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, celebrates after a landing throughout the third quarter in opposition to the San Francisco 49ers throughout Tremendous Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11, 2024 in Las Vegas. (Jamie Squire/Getty Photographs)

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The Chiefs gained in time beyond regulation to repeat as Super Bowl champions, turning into simply the eighth staff in league historical past to take action. 

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