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Mostert unleashes rant on fantasy owners after latest injury

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In case it wasn't clear before, Raheem Mostert doesn't care about your fantasy football playoffs.

The 49ers' running back unleashed a series of tweets aimed at fantasy football fans who were in his mentions after his 14-carry, 68-yard performance in San Francisco's 41-33 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Mostert aggravated an ankle injury in the third quarter and was unable to finish the game after being officially listed as questionable to return.

"And for the millionth time, PLAYERS DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR FANTASY FOOTBALL TEAM. This is our real life," one of Mostert's tweets read on Monday morning.

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Mostert has dealt with a nagging ankle injury for much of the season, as the tailback already has been placed on and activated off of injured reserve in 2020. An ankle sprain led the 49ers to place Mostert on IR back on Oct. 24 following the 49ers' Week 6 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

He was activated on Nov. 28 and has played in the 49ers' last four games, not appearing on the injury report again until this past week prior to Sunday's loss.

 

This unfortunately happens annually around the end of the fantasy football season, as frustrated fans lash out at NFL players after losses in the playoffs or performances below their expectations.

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It's understandable to be discontented with a loss in fantasy football, but there is no reason why fans should be tagging players on social media and calling them vile names.

Mostert has been a tireless worker for the 49ers, earning his spot as a starting running back after initially not being much more than a special-teams contributor. His record-breaking performance in the 2019 NFC Championship Game to send the 49ers to the Super Bowl is one that will live on in 49ers lore for a long time.

Especially in a year already rife with unpleasantness and hateful rhetoric coming from all directions, there is no need to jump into any NFL players' mentions and criticize them for their performance on the field.

As one of Mostert's final Tweets read, "disrespect gets you nowhere."