49ers Say Omitting Kaepernick From Team Photo History Was A Mistake

October 12, 2018 at 11:08 am by Terez in Colin Kaepernick, John Lynch, NFL, San Francisco 49er's

On Thursday, the San Francisco 49ers published a gallery of some of the all-time greatest moments between the franchise and the Green Bay Packers, their upcoming opponent on Monday Night Football. 48 photos were in the gallery, but none of them featured Kaepernick, although there were snaps from two of the great playoff games between the two teams in 2012 and 2014. The 49ers acknowledged on Friday to PFT that a mistake had been made: “Unfortunately there were a handful of obvious misses in this gallery posted by our website team and we appreciate them being brought to our attention,”  the team said in a statement. “The 49ers organization has tremendous respect and gratitude for the contributions Colin made to our team over the years. We have fond memories of those games and that should have been displayed on our website. This oversight does not properly reflect the appreciation our ownership and this team have for Colin.” In an interview Friday morning with KNBR, general manager John Lynch also acknowledged the error: “I just learned about it a couple of minutes ago,” Lynch said. “Obviously, from our part, a glaring omission. From ownership on down, we’ve got so much respect for his contributions to this franchise and against the Packers. Anyone who is a fan of football, let alone 49er fans, knows that he has a great part of history against the Packers. “We’re looking into right now how that happened, and we’re trying to rectify it. I just learned about it and so not something that I’m proud of. It’s a glaring omission, as I said. We’re working right now to get that fixed.” – TO