VIDEO – Was There Interference On Michael Crabtree’s Missed Catch?

Posted on: 9:45 am, February 4, 2013, by , updated on: 11:39am, February 4, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA (CNN) – Niners fans will tell you they were robbed of a possible win when referees failed to call a penalty.

In the final quarter, San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick attempted a pass to the Niners’ Michael Crabtree in the end zone.

What happened next depends on who’s doing the talking.

Niners’ fans will say Smith deliberately interfered with Crabtree, making it impossible to catch the ball.

Ravens’ fans will say it doesn’t matter, the ball was too high for Crabtree to catch.

Niners’ fans will say a penalty call should have given the team a first down and a great chance to take the lead with less than two minutes left in the game.

Ravens’ fans will say the ball was uncatchable — that it sailed way over Crabtree’s head.

But if you ask New England wide receiver Donte Stallworth, there should have been a penalty flag, even if the ball seemed like it was too high to catch.

“For all y’all saying that ball was uncatchable for Crabtree in the endzone… DUH!! Because dude held thee sh*t outta him…” he tweeted.

Crabtree told Yahoo Sports it was “a missed call.”

“I don’t want to talk about it,” he said. “I don’t want to think about it.”

That’s OK, the 49ers fans will likely do it for him.

CNN’s Chelsea J. Carter contributed to this report.

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A no-call to rue

Niners fans will tell you they were robbed of a possible win when referees failed to call a penalty.

In the final quarter, San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick attempted a pass to the Niners’ Michael Crabtree in the end zone.

What happened next depends on who’s doing the talking.

Niners’ fans will say Smith deliberately interfered with Crabtree, making it impossible to catch the ball.

Ravens’ fans will say it doesn’t matter, the ball was too high for Crabtree to catch.

Niners’ fans will say a penalty call should have given the team a first down and a great chance to take the lead with less than two minutes left in the game.

Ravens’ fans will say the ball was uncatchable — that it sailed way over Crabtree’s head.

But if you ask New England wide receiver Donte Stallworth, there should have been a penalty flag, even if the ball seemed like it was too high to catch.

“For all y’all saying that ball was uncatchable for Crabtree in the endzone… DUH!! Because dude held thee sh*t outta him…” he tweeted.

Crabtree told Yahoo Sports it was “a missed call.”

“I don’t want to talk about it,” he said. “I don’t want to think about it.”

That’s OK, the 49ers fans will likely do it for him.

CNN’s Chelsea J. Carter contributed to this report.

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