The San Francisco 49ers will move 39 miles away from San Francisco next season when they begin playing in their new stadium in Santa Clara, putting them farther from the city that bears their name than any team in American sports. That doesn’t sit well with the player who may be the greatest ever to wear a 49ers uniform.
Joe Montana, the Hall of Fame former 49ers quarterback, is doing some promotional work for the NFL in London this week. And in a session across the pond, he said he thinks the leadership of San Francisco deserves a lot of criticism for letting the 49ers get away.
“I don’t think there was enough of an effort by people in power at the time to try to keep them there. To me, they made a terrible effort to try to keep them in San Francisco,” Montana said, via CSNBayArea.com.
The 49ers’ last regular-season game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, where Montana played his 49ers home games, takes place on December 23.