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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Williams is ignoring the barrage of hateful, hurtful, even threatening comments he has received in the aftermath of his ill-timed fumble that cost the San Francisco 49ers the NFC championship game against New York.

Williams says he takes full responsibility for his fumble on a punt return in overtime of a 20-17 loss to the Giants on Sunday night that set up Lawrence Tynes’ winning field goal, calling the moment “painful.”

Williams’ teammates are on his side, too, along with others from around the NFL who have called in support after San Francisco’ season ended.

Kicker David Akers took to Twitter on Monday asking people to stop with the harsh remarks directed toward his teammate.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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