49ers’ Alex Boone thinks Clay Matthews deserves a punch in the face

Sep 8, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) grabs San Francisco 49ers tackle Joe Staley (74) away from a crowd after a scuffle broke out against the Green Bay Packers in the second quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

As reported after last week’s San Francisco 49ers game versus the Green Bay Packers, Jim Harbaugh was none too happy with linebacker Clay Matthews.

After Matthews was called for a late hit out-of-bounds on 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the linebacker tussled with San Francisco left tackle Joe Staley.  Fisticuffs ensued and Harbaugh took issue with Matthews’ fighting style.

“I could see two punches thrown to Joe’s head — well, one punch and one open slap, which . . . if you’re going to go to the face, come with some knuckles,” Harbaugh said. “I think that young man works very hard on being a tough guy. He’ll have some repairing to do to his image after the slap.”

Matthews’ was fined $15,000 for the incident by the NFL, but that’s not the end of it.  Staley’s fellow offensive line mate, right guard Alex Boone, had something else to say to Matthews’ on Friday, specifically what he thinks the linebacker deserves.

When asked by Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area what kind of fine he would give Clay Matthews, 49ers right guard Alex Boone didn’t pull any punches, pun intended.

“Probably punch him in the face,” Boone said. “I don’t want his money.”

Perhaps this story will continue if the 49ers and Packers meet again in the playoffs, but for now the war of words through the media is what we’ll get.

Topics: Alex Boone, Clay Matthews, Colin Kaepernick, Green Bay Packers, Jim Harbaugh, Joe Staley, San Francisco 49ers

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  • Russell Alton

    better get his mind on the Seahawks instead of Clay Matthews. Or they will punch the 49ers in the face

  • CLW

    Harbawl, the players, fans, are a bunch of whinny baby’s. Still going on a week after their win. Glad to see 2 9er’s players also got fines. Undercover cops have had to wear opponents jerseys, to arrest over-zealous SF-Seattle fans from beating up opponents fans. A couple other teams were mentioned, but these 2 were the worst. I think this issue came up last year, but was vehemently denied by both. You can tell by the fanatic, foul mouthed, totally idiotic exaggerated posts on Packer sites. How can anybody after the video cuts, completely ignore what the millions of others, are seeing? How do you cloths line someone from the back, with one hand under the armpit, the other on side of shoulder? Both ended up on their backs. Bad decision, but hardly blatant. *If Stalely would not have interfered & grabbed Clays face guard, he wouldn’t have been fined. Or bitch slapped or punched like Harbawl said. Harbawl is the one who needs to be reprimanded & fined. He is creating a hostel attitude & environment for fans & players. I hope you lose to your hate mate Carrol.

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