San Francisco 49ers Return specialist Ray-Ray McCloud III criticized a fan for mounting online criticism after a botched punt return resulted in a Kansas City Chiefs touchdown and the team’s first lead in Super Bowl LVIII.

The incident occurred at the end of the third quarter after Chiefs offense in trouble He suffered another three and was out with the Niners already leading by four points.

Ray-Ray McCloud tries to recover a fumble

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud, #3, attempts to recover a fumble from a Kansas City punt in the third quarter during Super Bowl LVIII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers on 11 February 2024 at Allegiant Stadium. In Las Vegas. (Jeff Speer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

However, on the ensuing punt return, the Chiefs’ Tommy Townsend’s punt bounced off the foot of cornerback Darrell Luter Jr., forcing McCloud to have to play the ball with an awkward bounce.

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Initially, the reaction to the play was a poor play by McCloud, but replay showed the ball was live after accidental contact with Luter’s foot.

McCloud responded to a fan on Monday X after the social media user attributed the critical error to the Niners’ loss.

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“If you don’t know football, don’t talk about the play! Because that’s not a dumb kid,” McCloud wrote.

The Chiefs recovered the fumble in the red zone and wide receiver Márquez Valdés-Scantling would score a 16-yard touchdown to give Kansas City its chance. first advantage of the game – ultimately changing the momentum of the game in their favor.

Márquez Valdés-Scantling celebrates

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs, celebrates after a touchdown during the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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The Chiefs won in overtime to repeat as Super Bowl champions, becoming just the eighth team in league history to do so.

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By Sam