49ers miffed fans were cheering C.J. Beathard’s injury

AP

It’s reasonable for 49ers fans to be eager to see quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

But the reaction to the way he finally got on the field was more than some 49ers players could stomach.

Via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, several 49ers players were bothered by the fact some fans were cheering when quarterback C.J. Beathard was injured, allowing Garoppolo to make his debut.

“People don’t understand what we through as football players and what our bodies go through,” 49ers safety Eric Reid said. “And he’s laying down on the ground and people are cheering. That’s messed up.”

Team athletic trainers were checking Beathard’s knee when Garoppolo began warming up, triggering the response.

“I was disappointed in them when they were cheering,” linebacker Reuben Foster said. “Our fans are better than that. It’s a fact that our starting quarterback is down. And he’s been making plays. He’s been taking his body into a lot of things that a quarterback shouldn’t be getting into.

“I have to wait and make sure my brother on the ground is [OK] before I cheer for Jimmy. I’m going to cheer for my brother when he gets off the ground because he’s all right. And then I’m going to cheer for Jimmy.”

Of course, there’s also the uncomfortable possibility that 49ers fans — or people in general — are not better than that, and only want to see their temporal desires satisfied at the expense of the actual human beings who temporarily occupy their favorite colors. One or the other. Thanksgiving’s over, after all. Buy some new stuff. I’m sure souls and quarterbacks are available online somewhere.

44 responses to “49ers miffed fans were cheering C.J. Beathard’s injury

  1. Some people care more for results than players. Players may as well be pieces of a puzzle for all they care. Unfortunate it happens to be this way, but they’ll take anything to keep their pride in their team justified.

  2. I’d prefer to think of it as coincidental cheering. they were ACTUALLY only cheering for Jimmy’s debut so he could feel the love before his first start. It just so happened that Beathard was injured at the time they began cheering for Jimmy. Don’t be so cynical

  3. Just to be clear…

    49er fans were NOT cheering Beathards injury. I was at the game.

    At the same time he was down on the field Jimmy Garoppolo grabbed his helmet and began taking snaps from Daniel Kilgore and warming up by throwing some passes. This was happening about 5 yards ONTO the field. THAT is what fans were cheering. They ALSO cheered when Beathard was able to stand on his own and walk off the field.

    I can see how the players could see it the way they did, but come on now. You should be better than that. Beathard has been great out there for taking a ton of lumps behind a patchwork line. Nobody wanted to see him hurt.

  4. As a Niners fan, I follow a few pages on fb here and there, and I can say with full confidence that about half our fan base is completely clueless and stupid when it comes to football. I know all fanbases have these type of fans, but the Niners fans are some of the worst. The other half is completely cool and you can have football conversations with them, that other half though…I wish we didn’t root for the same team.

  5. “I was disappointed in them when they were cheering,” linebacker Reuben Foster said. “Our fans are better than that

    Foster just proved he actually knows nothing about the average San Francisco 49er fan.

  6. Maybe the Clara brass shouldn’t put garbage on the field. Imagine an NBA team trading for a franchise player, and keeping him on the bench while it’s fans pay 100s and half fill their death box to just hear excuses. Lynch is an idiot.

  7. no one i was around was cheering the CJ was hurt.
    People got excited to see Jimmy G warm up, unfortunately, while CJ had yet to get up.
    then the crowd cheered for CJ once he walked-off the field under his own power.

    I understand, while pumped with adrenaline, that Reid was narrowly focused on CJ and thought that the crowd was cheering the injury. But, he is wrong in his assessment because he did not have his mind outside his narrow focus.

    Glad that CJ wasnt hurt badly and did get up on his own.

  8. I’m surprised they could even identify cheering at this point. “What crazy sort of booing is this? Are they using vuvuzelas?”

  9. I obviously don’t agree with the cheering of injury but I can understand why they would. You maybe have a franchise QB sitting on bench and you want him to play. Bethard is probably not even good enough to be a backup in this league.

    It’s time to play Jimmy G and end this nonsense.

  10. This wouldn’t be the first time a home crowd cheered the injury of their QB. Just search “Wade Wilson injury 1993 fans cheer”. Jim Mora’s post game interview sums it up very well.

  11. Jimmy G is seen as the future. So it’s hard not to be excited about his debut I don’t think anybody’s cheering For CJ getting hurt. Niner fans appreciate his toughness and character. Just an awkward situation where Niner fans have been waiting to get to see Jimmy G

  12. I’d be more upset that there were so many Seahawk fans in attendance if I were the team and forget this red herring of a story.

  13. your fans aren’t better than that Rube…imagine what the sports media would be writing about if that happened to Kap…omg!

  14. Foster: “Our fans are better than that.” Ummm….no. Same fans that cheered a Calais Campbell neck injury and doing the wave as trainers immobilized CC on the field. Same fans that have only filled half a stadium the last three seasons at home. Same fans that have never seen a SB win by “their” team but won’t stop talking about all “their” trophies. Same fans that will ruthlessly attack other fans in the parking lot after games. Yeah, what a great fanbase.

  15. What idiot owner saves money by moving his team out of San Fran to build a crap stadium on cheap land in Clara? I’ve been there…it’s a crappy sun drenched hot box that is 50 miles from the team’s actual name. It will haunt them til they move back.

  16. I was there at the game…. the 49ers fan behind me said YES he is DOWN! Bring Jimmy on! I did see them cheer but like any fan I am sure there are some seahawks fan that would have done the same…. I knew there were just cheering for Jimmy but there was a time and a place for that

  17. Every fan base, like every other group of people you can imagine, has within it at least a few people who are not *insert positive human quality here*

    It’s never surprising to someone who understands and accepts human behavior for what it generally is, but it is always disappointing because you realize we have potential to be better than what we are and many of us choose to ignore the hard work in favor of the easy emotional kneejerk reactions and narrow-minded thinking that come more naturally.

  18. Sorry not sorry. Football players are entertainers, and when I’m not entertained I throw rotten vegetables onto the stage. Jimmy G has been in the building a month now. Including a bye week. That’s basically an entire training camp. I’m not going to apologize for wanting to see this shiny new toy. CJ Beathard has a lot of toughness and he’s a gritty backup but he’s not a shiny new toy. Not going to apologize for that. Plus it was all Seattle fans in the stadium anyway.

  19. Hey , Niners fans are out in the rain during a 1-10 season cheering on their team with a few seconds left on the clock during a romping. And this is the SF bay area , not podunk Seattle.

    Where you were you guys in the latter King dome days? Out foot out the door to LA? You guys are the biggest poser fan-base in all of sports.
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    kamthechancellor says:
    November 27, 2017 at 12:54 pm
    Foster: “Our fans are better than that.” Ummm….no. Same fans that cheered a Calais Campbell neck injury and doing the wave as trainers immobilized CC on the field. Same fans that have only filled half a stadium the last three seasons at home. Same fans that have never seen a SB win by “their” team but won’t stop talking about all “their” trophies. Same fans that will ruthlessly attack other fans in the parking lot after games. Yeah, what a great fanbase.

  20. negadelphianinjersey says:
    November 27, 2017 at 11:43 am
    “People don’t know what we go through”

    Aw, you poor millionaire. Get a real job and then talk about how hard you have it.

    Try talking to an actual player once, then you might realize money has very little to do with what their bodies are exposed to. I got to ride along with a former Titans and Steelers center a few years ago and it was eye opening. A nice check deposited in your checking account does not make the pain disappear at 3:20pm CST, post-game. Yes, they are paid well, but when considering the long lasting effects, it’s not that desirable a position to be in.

  21. What fans are the 49ers talking about? Is it those 5 drunk guys in the empty upper deck?…watch the red zone but when they panned the various stadiums, saw a lot of empty seats…would have been unheard of a few years ago…

  22. @KamtheChancellor

    Know your facts.

    Nobody was cheering the Cambell injury. They were cheering the fact that the wave was going throughout the whole stadium. Just right before the play Cambell was injured on had started.

    But How quickly you have forgotten the FOX cameras catching Seattle fans throwing popcorn and flipping off Navarro Bowman as he was carted off in the NFCCG with his knee displaced and all his ligaments shredded.

  23. The fans started cheering the second they saw Garoppolo start warming up. It had nothing to do with Beathard. Most 49ers fans that I’ve talked to love Beathard. If Garoppolo takes over and plays poorly, Beathard will be the most popular guy in town.

  24. It was a messed up! By that time of the game, pretty sure 2/3 of the fans were heavily intoxicated. They would even cheer for Jimmy G if their family member got hurt.

  25. Reminds me of the Raider fans cheering when Dan Pastorini broke his leg when he was the Raiders’ starting QB, and Jim Plunkett finally got the chance to start. It was a loud cheer in that game though, louder than yesterday’s cheer.

  26. kamthechancellor says:
    November 27, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Foster: “Our fans are better than that.” Ummm….no. Same fans that cheered a Calais Campbell neck injury and doing the wave as trainers immobilized CC on the field. Same fans that have only filled half a stadium the last three seasons at home. Same fans that have never seen a SB win by “their” team but won’t stop talking about all “their” trophies. Same fans that will ruthlessly attack other fans in the parking lot after games. Yeah, what a great fanbase.

    —————————————–

    Your “fan base” deserted your stadium in the middle of a NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME! And threw food at an injured Novarro Bowman getting carted off the field. Yeah what a great fan base.

  27. Beathard played well only in a couple of games, the one in which he replaced Hoyer and the one just before the bye week beating the Giants. Jimmy Garoppolo showed a lot of poise standing in that pocket and sliding to the left to avoid pressure. He reminds me of Tom Brady doing similar things. Obviously he learned a lot watching Brady the last 3 years in New England.

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