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49ers linebacker Reuben Foster had a few things to say about fans who cheered while rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard writhed in pain with 67 seconds left in the 49ers’ 24-13 loss to Seattle.
“It’s all about respect,” Foster said. “Our fans, I was disappointed in them. … Our fans are better than that.”
Beathard was hit by Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett who was off-sides on the play. Beathard said he felt a streak of pain run up his thigh when he was struck by Bennett on the left knee. Several players including safety Eric Reid came onto the field and took a knee beside Beathard while trainers and doctors tended to him.
“Our star quarterback is down,” Foster said. “(He’s been) making plays and really taking his body into a lot things that a quarterback shouldn’t be getting into.”
"You just can't do that. It's kind of a bad look."
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Beathard was sacked three times in the loss and hit on at least 10 other occasions. Foster also said he supports replacement quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo who threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Louis Murphy with no time left when he relieved Beathard.
“Jimmy’s a great guy, I was happy he was on the field,” Foster said. “At the same time, I have to make sure my brother on the ground is straight before I cheer for Jimmy.”