San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York has lashed out after the 49ers crushing defeat at home to NFC West rivals Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night.
There has been plenty of discontent in San Francisco ever since the 49ers lost the NFC Championship Game back in January to the Seahawks, but that discontent reached fever pitch after Niners 19-3 loss on Thanksgiving Day.
The defeat for the 49ers now leaves them in a precarious position in the race to make the playoffs, with San Francisco now one game back from the wildcard spots. The manner of the defeat seems to have gotten to Jed York the most of all, with the CEO stating his displeasure via Twitter.
Jed York is not a happy man
"Thank you #49ersfaithful for coming out strong tonight," he tweeted. "This performance wasn't acceptable. I apologize for that."
Jim Harbaugh was asked about his CEO's comments post-game but he remained coy on his true thoughts about the tweet, with Harbaugh simply giving a mundane response.
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"I thought our guys -- I thought we got, they played better as a team than we did," Harbaugh told the media after the game.
York has over stepped the line
Jed York's decision to criticize the 49ers in such a way is a massive mistake from the CEO. In his position, he should be refraining from going on social media and airing his thoughts like this.
Criticizing the team should be left for the head coach or the owner, and the fact that Jim Harbaugh was unaware of the tweet just makes the whole situation even worse.
We all know that Harbaugh is not the most loved man at the 49ers, and this tweet just shows that his job is in trouble come the offseason.