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Anquan Boldin blasts officials following loss to Cardinals

San Francisco 49ers WR Anquan Boldin was not happy with the officiating in Sunday’s Niners-Cardinals game.

The Niners were whistled for nine penalties (107 yards) on the day, in a game that was called pretty tight by referee Gene Steratore’s crew.

Boldin summed up how he felt about it. And he did not hold back one bit (via’s Matt Maiocco).

The 49ers WR said his team has not been getting a fair shake from officials in games this season, and he may have a point. The Niners rank dead-last in the NFL in penalties, as they’ve been called for 36 already this season.

“For me, it’s been obvious the last two weeks the amount of calls that have gone against us and the amount of calls that we’ve gotten,” Boldin said. “It hasn’t been close. And every week it’s the same thing.”

“You send the tape in, and the NFL just reports back, ‘We made a mistake.’ But at the same time, the crap is costing us games. At some point, they need to be held accountable.”

As far as the officiating goes, it tends to even itself out over time. Boldin and the rest of the team would be better off taking time this week to regroup and prepare for the upcoming matchup with the Eagles. They can’t worry about things that are out of their control.


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