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49ers’ Emmanuel Sanders clarifies critical comments about Broncos

Before the trade deadline, the Denver Broncos shipped wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for draft picks. Before the 49ers’ divisional round bout with the Minnesota Vikings, he joined a Denver radio show to talk about the differences between his old and current teams.

“I feel like sometimes in the NFL, teams cautiously treat guys like kids,” Sanders said on 104.3 The Fan, via The Athletic’s Nicki Jhabvala. “That’s one thing I noticed here [in San Francisco] in the aspect of they treat everybody like grown men.”

Sanders’ comment on comparing the teams sounded harsh. The fans of the Broncos thought so too.

“Funny we got better after he left too,” one said on Twitter.

However, that’s not the case. In response to some fans thinking he doesn’t like the Broncos, he clarified his statement, saying that he has all love for Denver in the process.

“I should of never went on a Broncos sports station to talk 49ers,” Sanders tweeted. “I knew it was a bad idea when they reached out and asked. I knew some people would twist everything as if I’m throwing shade at the Broncos in describing the 49ers environment. Just know I’m a fan of the Broncos.”

Sanders won a Super Bowl with the Broncos. Denver’s current team wasn’t allowing him to do it again. Now, in San Francisco, he has a legitimate shot at winning it all as a member of the 49ers.

Sanders will suit-up on Saturday to face the Vikings at 4:35 pm ET.