Heartbroken Young 49er Fan’s Video Goes Viral

VACAVILLE (CBS13) – Most San Franciscans took the news of the team’s loss to the New York Giants last Sunday hard but reflected on an utterly successful season and an unexpected run to the NFC title game, but one young fan was in no mood for reflection after last Sunday’s loss.

He took the news of a Super Bowl without his favorite team very seriously.

Two days after the Niners lost to the Giants, Johnny was still upset and his dad was consoling him when he decided to pick up his phone and capture the tears.

“What’s wrong?” Ryan Price asks his 4-year-old son. “You thought the 49ers would be in the Super Bowl?”

“Yes,” Johnny nods as he sobs.

His dad said he had to capture the moment. “I was like ‘oh my god, you’re crying over this?’ Let me get my camera and ask you a few questions,” he tells CBS13.

Ryan uploaded the 49-second cell phone video on YouTube and overnight Johnny’s cries for his team went viral.

“I woke up the next morning and it had a thousand (views) and I was like ‘What is going on here?'” Ryan says.

In just a couple of days, the video has gotten more than 155,000 views. Even 49ers CEO Jed York has seen it and tweeted the video.

But on Sunday Ryan says it was Johnny’s older sister who cried about the Giants’ overtime victory. Their dad, a school teacher from Vacaville, captured that on video too.

“This is the worst day ever” Johnny’s sister sobs.

Although upset, Johnny didn’t cry. That is, until two days later. For some reason, his dad says it took the preschooler awhile to realize what the loss really meant.

Ryan tried to console Johnny at the end of the video, using the 49ers’ rallying call coined by coach Jim Harbaugh.

“I still love you. You still love me?” he asks.

“Yeah,” Johnny replies.

“Who’s got it better than us?” Ryan asks.

“Nobody,” Johnny manages to reply back, but his heart isn’t really into it this time.

  • jean

    This kid – and of course the parents who are raising him – has some SERIOUS problems!

    Watch for him to fan-rage a supporter of an opposing team when he gets older. Hope his parents have enough insurance to cover the claims against them and the therapy the kid will (does already) need.

    • snelsonkovr

      That’s a bit harsh Jean. I thought the kid had a major tantrum before I saw the video, but he just cried a little bit when his favorite team lost. When I was a kid, I cried every time the Raiders lost on Sunday and the rest of my day was ruined. I still do (hey, wait, maybe you’re right about that therapy)

  • Tim

    Hey Kid..You can blame it on that Rookie and Rookie move.


    Either the parents are Re-ta-rd-ed or the kid is. hummmm

  • Ryan Price

    Jean- Don’t talk about things you know nothing about. If you knew me and my family, you would know how ignorant your comment is.

    Just Sayin- Not even sure what to say to you.

    Too bad there are so many haters in the world :-(

  • Cmorno

    They ought to prepare this kid for life. How in the world does a child of that age take a game so seriously? This is not normal.

  • Dr. Stevens

    @ Ryan Price.. Ahh. you might want to take note here. it’s not normal for a Child of that age, To act that way.

    • Jimmy

      Your saying its not normal for a 3 year old child to cry? i guess nobody is normal then

  • FatRat849

    There is a connection between this story and the one about the chimpanzees and how they are abused to get them to perform. I think the child/chimpanzee protective services should investigate. The TV reporter joked about using computer graphics instead of chimpanzees … hmmm, maybe the demented fan baby was a CGI ??

  • Obama Nation

    Parents of this kid are raising a crybaby loser……………. won’t belong before he is at an occupy rally……..

  • Ryan Price

    Johnny comes from a loving, caring and tight-knit family, folks. Too many kids these days can’t say that. Hate to ruin the fun for you. He’s completely oblivious to his new found fame. It’s a beautiful thing.

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