The San Francisco 49ers' Donte Whitner was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct against the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football.
Let's just say the call was questionable.
*Update: Thursday, Dec. 26 at 7:25 p.m. ET
Donte Whitner said that he was not fined by the league for this hit, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Eric Branch.
--End of Update--
Larry Biel of ABC 7 didn't agree with the flag:
The Boston Globe's Zuri Berry was one of many who didn't like the call:
So now it's unsportsmanlike conduct on Donte Whitner. That is just stupid. Another bad call in a bad week for the officials.— Zuri Berry (@zuriberry) December 24, 2013
The penalty came on second down from the San Francisco 7-yard line.
Falcons running back Steven Jackson, who was hit on the play Whitner was flagged on, scored on the next play to give Atlanta a 7-3 lead in the second quarter.