Colin Kaepernick's former team, the San Francisco 49ers, has apologized for leaving him out of a team photo gallery, which would have acknowledged his vital role as quarterback in previous years.
The photo gallery, created to celebrate the team's history versus the storied the Green Bay Packers, left out Kaep, even though he set records and beat the team in crucial times in 2013 and 2014. The two sides are set to meet once more Monday night.
According to ESPN, Kaepernick set a new rushing record for QBs, gaining 181 yards on the ground in a playoff win over the Packers in 2013. In that same year, he threw 413 yards in a season-opening win and knocked the Packers out of the playoffs in 2014."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 49ers said in a statement. "The 49ers organization has tremendous respect and gratitude for the contributions Colin made to our team over the years."
This snub comes around the same time the former QB was honored with Harvard University's highest Black culture award during the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal Ceremony on October 12. What makes the situation worse is that Kaep was featured in the photo gallery last season, reports CBS Sports.
However, the team maintains the snub was unintentional and not a form of retaliation for his protests against police brutality and racism.
"We have fond memories of those games, and that should have been displayed on our website," the team said. "This oversight does not properly reflect the appreciation our ownership and this team have for Colin."
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