49ers fans buzzing about Jed York's tweet

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ByChris Nguyen KGO logo
Sunday, November 30, 2014
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49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, talks with owner Jed York before an NFL football game against the Colts in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KGO) -- The San Francisco 49ers had an awful game against the Seattle Seahawks on Thanksgiving. It was a performance that left fans bitter.

Callers lit up the phones lines Friday on The Game at 95.7. They criticized the play calling. They questioned Coach Jim Harbaugh's commitment, and they dumped on quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

"Kaepernick is the dumbest move they could have done. They should have kept Alex Smith. For all the talent Kaerpernick has, he has negative quarterback knowledge," said one caller.

But that's not all that has fans buzzing. The tweet from 49ers team owner and CEO Jed York is getting a lot of reaction. It's not something you traditionally have seen from team owners.

"Thank you, 49ers faithful for coming out strong tonight. This performance wasn't acceptable. I apologize for that."

Coach Harbaugh was told about it in a post-game press conference.

"I don't know anything about the tweet." said Harbaugh. He then followed up by saying, "Yeah, what matters is what we do, how we're going to survive as a football team."

Kevin McCormick runs the Sports Fever shop in San Jose. For him, it hasn't been a good day.

"Fans are disgruntled. People buy more when they're happy, so in that respect, we may not sell as much as we would like, going into Christmas," said McCormick.

"I really was surprised, honestly like I've never seen an owner do that. I've seen coaches, and I've seen players, never an owner. Honestly, he owns the team, he can do what he wants, but he should have kept it in house," said 49ers fan John Paul Martinez.

Others took a chance to speculate.

"It's been up and down all year, and I think he's trying to relay to the fans that possibly there's going to be changes ahead, so that was my impression from what I read about it," said 49ers fan Cathy Baylock.

For now, players are not taking sides. Tight end Vernon Davis shared his thoughts following the game.

"You know what, I try and stay out of that. Whatever's going on upstairs, you

know, in just the next room, I leave it up to them. I just stay in my corner," said Davis.

One thing that many people will agree on, is it was a bad way for fans and players to begin their Thanksgiving weekend.

The 49ers play again on Sunday, December 7th against the Oakland Raiders.