Jim Harbaugh: 'Clay Matthews's reputation will have taken hit'

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh believes that the reputation of Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews will have taken a hit after his slap on Joe Staley.

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has slammed Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews after he slapped-tackle Joe Staley.

Matthews started a melee during his side's defeat to the 49ers after he hit Colin Kaepernick late, which resulted in him and Staley squaring up to each other.

Harbaugh told reporters: "I looked at it with my own eyes, I could see two punches thrown to Joe's head. Well, one punch and one open slap.

"If you're going to go to the face, come with some knuckles, you know, not an open slap. I think that young man works hard on being a tough guy, he'll have some repairing to do to his image after the slap."

San Francisco face the Seattle Seahawks next week.

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Joe Staley #74 of the San Francisco 49ers answers questions from the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Day ahead of Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 29, 2013
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