49ers’ T Joe Staley takes shot at ref, says he’s terrible


The San Francisco 49ers local media caught up with T Joe Staley after the game and he didn’t hold anything back as he said NFL referee Jeff Triplette was terrible.

“I told the ref he was terrible at his job,” Staley said. Not those exact words as he said he paraphrasing but nonetheless his message got across and as a result was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

Staley who was flagged for an illegal-formation penalty for lining up too far off the line of scrimmage according to CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco, then had a few words for Triplette.

Terrible officiating? We heard that before.

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