Disgruntled San Francisco 49ers fans have raised enough money to fly an Anti-Trent Baalke flag at the 49ers next home game.
The San Francisco 49ers have crashed and burned since CEO Jed York chose GM Trent Baalke over then-head coach Jim Harbaugh two years ago. After a 1-6 start to the 2016 season, many fans have rightfully become very upset.
Some fans are more upset than others — and are willing to pay for their voices to be heard.
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In about 24 hours, 91 fans had raised more than double the stated goal ($1,076) to fly a banner with “#FireTrent”. The funds totaled $2,277 before donations were suspended. The remaining money will be used to fly another banner at a game later in the season.
The banner technique is not new to 49ers fans. Last December a banner flew over Levi’s Stadium stating that “Jed & 49ers Should Mutually Part Ways” in reference to the official description of Jim Harbaugh’s departure.