After omitting Colin Kaepernick from photo gallery, 49ers apologize

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If the oversight does not reflect the appreciation and ownership of the team, who's responsibility was it to make sure the collection is an accurate reflection of the 49ers and Packers playing history?

On Friday, 49ers general manager John Lynch called it a "glaring omission" during a Friday morning KNBR interview. As any 49ers fan would know, one of the most incredible moments in the team's long history against Green Bay was engineered by Kaepernick, who beat the Packers in the playoffs twice.

"I just learned about it a couple of minutes ago", Lynch said on the "Murph & Mac" show. Kaepernick defeated Green Bay in the Wild Card round the next season, tallying 325 yards from scrimmage. From ownership on down, we've got so much respect for his contributions to this franchise and against the Packers. We have fond memories of those games and that should have been displayed on our website.

"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".

The 49ers supported Kaepernick in 2016 when he chose to kneel during the national anthem to protest social and racial injustice and matched his $1 million contribution toward programs for social equality.

Kaepernick opted out of his 49ers contract after the 2016 season, and has been out of the league since. He threw for 413 yards in the 2013 season opener, and later ran for a record-setting 181 yards en route to a playoff win against Green Bay. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said last month that the team would not consider re-signing him, as he does not fit "with the style of offense that we wanted to go with".

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