The 49ers receiver got tangled up with Baltimore cornerback Jimmy Smith on San Francisco’s final offensive play, as Colin Kaepernick‘s pass on fourth down fell harmlessly to the ground.
A couple of plays later, the Ravens were Super Bowl champions.
Many, including a screaming Jim Harbaugh, thought Smith held Crabtree in the end zone. Crabtree is one of those people.
“It was a missed call,” Crabtree told Yahoo! Sports. “[The referee] missed two or three in the game but that was it right there, the Super Bowl was right there.
“I don’t want to talk about it. I don’t want to think about it. I don’t know, man. What do you think? I thought it was holding.”
There’s no question in my mind that there was a pass interference and then a hold,” Harbaugh told reporters after the game.
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