The 49ers tried a fake punt with 23 seconds left, angered everyone
JAN 12, 2014 5:17p ET
Yes, that really happened.
Punter Andy Lee threw an incomplete pass to Kassim Osgood, which led to Colin Kaepernick having a laugh on the sideline. Shortly after that the game ended and the 49ers started thinking about facing the Seahawks next Sunday in the NFC Championship Game.
So far, no one on either team has commented on the play, so we're not sure how the Panthers feel about it. People on Twitter, however, weren't laughing about Jim Harbaugh's team's decision to try a fake punt when the game was all but over. They weren't happy at all.
I think the Ric Flair talk to the 49ers has really affected them, no other reason to explain the fake punt than that SF wants to be the heel— Don Amlin (@ryuryu2949) January 12, 2014
Really? You try to run a fake punt when you're up by 13 and the game is over? That's why I hate harbaugh and the 49ers.— Cory Matthews (@CP12orDie) January 12, 2014
Not to mention the 49ers EMBARRASSED us trying to do a fake punt and then that celebration..— Tyler Mauldin (@Mauldin_Tyler2) January 12, 2014
What are your thoughts on the decision? Classless? Give Harbaugh a slide? We're guessing Harbaugh doesn't care what anyone else thinks.
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