The 49ers tried a fake punt with 23 seconds left, angered everyone
San Francisco was up by 13 points with 23 seconds left when they tried to get tricky.
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By Andy Nesbitt
The San Francisco 49ers were leading the Panthers 23-10 with 23 seconds left in the game Sunday when they attempted ... a fake punt?
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.
Calling a fake punt in that situation is pretty, um, not-classy. #49ers#Panthers