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49ers acknowledge omission of Colin Kaepernick from 49ers-Packers photo gallery

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Divisional Playoffs - Green Bay Packers v San Franciso 49ers Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Fooch’s update No. 2: The 49ers added a couple Colin Kaepernick photos to the gallery.

Fooch’s update: John Lynch offered his own acknowledgement during a Friday morning KNBR interview.

“I just learned about it a couple of minutes ago,” Lynch said on the “Murph & Mac” show. “Obviously, from our part, a glaring omission. From ownership on down, we’ve got so much respect for his contributions to this franchise and against the Packers. Anyone who is a fan of football, let alone 49er fans, knows that he has a great part of history against the Packers.

During the season, the San Francisco 49ers put together a photo gallery of some of the great moments in the history of a given series. This week, they put together a photo gallery of great moments from the storied history with the Green Bay Packers. The gallery included pictures from their two playoff wins over Green Bay in January 2013 and January 2014, but they did not include one of the most prominent performers from those games.

Pro Football Talk noticed that Colin Kaepernick was not included in the photo gallery, outside of an out of focus view of him in the background of Michael Crabtree scoring a touchdown in the 2013 divisional round. It was a curious omission given how important Kaepernick was to the team in those games. You could argue his first playoff performance against the Packers was one of his best games as a 49er.

Since posting this morning, PFT has received a statement from the 49ers.

“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 team said in a statement. “The 49ers organization has tremendous respect and gratitude for the contributions Colin made to our team over the years. We have fond memories of those games and that should have been displayed on our website. This oversight does not properly reflect the appreciation our ownership and this team have for Colin.”

It was a poorly timed mistake, but I would like to think it was simply an oversight. Jed York and the 49ers organization were openly supportive of Kaepernick’s protest for racial justice. The organization matched his $1 million in donation, offering donations to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and the San Francisco Foundation to push for social change.

The whole situation is odd, and was a bad look given what Kaepernick did for the 49ers organization and how his situation now sits after two years of not getting an opportunity to show what he can do. That being said, I do appreciate that the 49ers at least acknowledged this mistake rather than let it fester.

And just so you have some, here are 14 pictures I found in our Getty Images archives from the 2013 and 2014 matchups between the 49ers and Packers. There are not a lot of pictures available in our licensing agreement, but these are some good ones.