SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers have apologized for initially leaving Colin Kaepernick out of a photograph gallery celebrating the workforce’s historical past towards the Inexperienced Bay Packers.
The 49ers posted dozens of pictures on their web site of previous video games towards the Packers earlier than the groups meet once more Monday evening, however at first didn’t embrace any of Kaepernick.
The workforce later added pictures of Kaepernick. That is the primary picture gallery the 49ers have run this 12 months; photos of Kaepernick have been included in all seven galleries posted on the workforce’s web site final 12 months.
“Sadly there have been a handful of apparent misses on this gallery posted by our web site workforce and we respect them being delivered to our consideration,” the 49ers stated in an announcement. “The 49ers group has super respect and gratitude for the contributions Colin made to our workforce over time.”
Kaepernick set an NFL file for quarterbacks by speeding for 181 yards in a playoff win over Inexperienced Bay on Jan. 12, 2013; threw for 413 yards in a season-opening win towards the Packers in 2013; and led a successful drive in a playoff sport in Inexperienced Bay on Jan. 5, 2014.
“We now have fond reminiscences of these video games and that ought to have been displayed on our web site,” the workforce stated. “This oversight doesn’t correctly replicate the appreciation our possession and this workforce have for Colin.”
The 49ers supported Kaepernick in 2016 when he determined to kneel in the course of the nationwide anthem to protest social and racial injustice and matched his $1 million contribution towards packages for social equality.
Kaepernick opted out of his contract the following offseason when the 49ers advised him they deliberate to chop him. Kaepernick has been unable to seek out one other workforce to play for the previous two seasons.
Coach Kyle Shanahan was requested about bringing Kaepernick again after beginning quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo went down with a season-ending knee harm, however stated Kaepernick did not match the workforce’s offense.
“I made that call simply with the type of offense that we needed to go together with,” Shanahan stated Sept. 24. “That is form of what I stated final 12 months, and it is form of the identical state of affairs now. … I all the time look into what type of offense I wish to do, what type of offense we have been doing for the final two years.”