The 49ers tried a fake punt with 23 seconds left, angered everyone
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.
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.
What are your thoughts on the decision? Classless? Give Harbaugh a slide? We’re guessing Harbaugh doesn’t care what anyone else thinks.
— Adrian Garro (@adriangarro) January 12, 2014
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
Disrespectful from the 49ers to try and fake a punt with the win locked in and 20sec left in the game. #noclass
— Tim Phillips (@timphil1) 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
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