December 23, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; General view of a card stunt between the first and second quarter in the final regular season game at Candlestick Park between the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Desmond Trufant lays out Anquan Boldin with cheap shot after play (GIF)

The San Francisco 49ers are bidding farewell to Candlestick Park and they’ve found themselves in a brutal fight with the Atlanta Falcons. It hasn’t been the blowout we thought it would be but we’ve had more than our fair share if interesting moments throughout the night. One of those instances saw Anquan Boldin be on the wrong end of a cheap shot by Falcons rookie cornerback Desmond Trufant.

The hit was absolutely out of nowhere and given how the Falcons have let the game slip away from them, it was likely a hit out of frustration.


The hit went unseen by the officials and therefore was not penalized. Not only should the hit have been penalized by officials, it goes down as yet another play in the game that the referees blew. Too many times in the Candlestick finale have the officials either not thrown a flag or thrown one when they shouldn’t have.

Hopefully when they implode Candlestick, they can fit this terrible style of officiating int here too and blow it up with the past.


Tags: Anquan Boldin Atlanta Falcons San Francisco 49ers

  • Dave

    It’s Desmond Trufant not Marcus.

  • Dave

    It is Desmond Trufant no Marcus.