SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The daughter of former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. has apparently joined the chorus of demoralized 49ers Faithful by pinning blame for the team’s losing ways on her cousin, current owner Jed York.

A tweet purportedly belonging to the account of Lisa DeBartolo read “Jed York has to go,” and linked to a Press Democrat story headlined in the same way. Another tweet from the same account linked to a San Francisco Chronicle story titled, “Losing has become 49ers’ new normal.”

The tweets have been since deleted, but were screen-captured before deletion by 49ers beat writer Jennifer Lee Chan.

York, as well as General Manager Trent Baalke, have become lightning rods of criticism from 49ers fans dismayed over the current state of the five-time Super Bowl champions and the years of losing under their stewardship.

The 49ers, under new head coach Chip Kelly, have started out with a record of 1-5 this season. At this time last season under first-year head coach Jim Tomsula, the 49ers were 2-4, on the way to a 5-11 record.

The team’s record under Tomsula’s predecessor, Jim Harbaugh, was 44-19-1 during his four seasons as head coach.

Since 2000, when the York family took ownership of the team, the 49ers have had only five winning seasons.

Comments (5)
  1. Da Takuan says:

    Dear Lisa,
    My father owned a nightclub in San Francisco Chinatown for 30 years. We had season tickets to the Niners when they played at Kezar stadium. He said they could not win a championship under the moribito ownership. When your father took over the franchise my Dad said we would win a championship. He surmised that your grandfather would not let your father fail. They would find away to win as they would not accept losing. My father was correct . I do not believe your cousin can win a championship. If the debartolo family ran the 49ers we could win it all. Hope and pray you get a chance to do it!

  2. Hank Webster says:

    York family are proven losers. As long as those dorky Yorks are the owner, the 49ers will never win the Super Bowl again.

  3. Abe says:

    The 49ers need to clean house from owner, GM. & coaching staff and maybe some lazy players who don’t want to perform at the professional level. There is no accountability only excuses for every loss. I can tell you right now that neither Gabbart or Kaepernick is the answer to their QB problems. The most accurate QB with this team is third string QB. This team is an imbarrasment to professional football. They do not trade for better talent nor do they give a rat’s ass what the fans think of their loosing ways. I have given up on this 49er season and will follow the raiders for they are truly improving every week.

  4. Melinda D White says:

    During the Harbaugh era this team was at the top..Strong,smash mouth blue collared tuff,and teams dreaded playing them,but now they are soft,out of breath,and pitiful,and teams want to play them just to get that win.Jed York pushed Harbaugh out the door,and let Frank Gore walk,then alot of the elite players started to quit..Boreland,Willis,Justin Smith..The best thing that could happen to this team is for York to quit..HOLD ME ACCOUNTABLE HE SAID.

  5. The Yorks have been the worst thing to ever happen to the 49ers. Their culture is vastly different than Eddie Jr.’s. The York’s are all about the money while Eddie was all about the players.