Florida fans destroy ESPN's Brian Griese following comments about Feleipe Franks, demand an apology
Although doctors haven’t confirmed, Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks is most likely out for the year after suffering an ankle injury against Kentucky.
On fourth down in the third quarter down 21-10, Dan Mullen decided to go for it. The Gators coach called a pass play, and Franks rolled out of the pocket. He decided to keep it and try and pick up the first down, but he was hit by multiple Kentucky defenders and bent backwards. It was a devastating scene, and Kroger Field went silent. You can see the replay here.
During the broadcast, ESPN’s Brian Griese mentioned that Franks has had some “off-the-field issues” at Florida. Gators fans were quick to point out that that’s incorrect, and that Franks has been nothing but a great teammate during his time at Florida. Sure, he’s been criticized for some of his on-field antics — most notably during the Miami game, but aside from those minor blips, Franks hasn’t had any issues.
— Beef Branard (@PastorBeef) September 15, 2019
Griese might want to check his mentions. Florida fans are demanding an apology.
What did @uf ever do to @briangriese? To reference off the field issues of Franks (none exist) and to give the Gators no cred for rallying after losing their starting QB just seems like he has an an anti UF agenda.
— Brett Hastings (@BrettHastings) September 15, 2019
In his nearly 4 years at UF, he’s never been suspended or arrested
In this era, we are ok creating a poor image for a kid who’s been nothing but a competitor?
— Hale Hammond (@_FourVERTICALS_) September 15, 2019
— Dan Thompson (@DK_Thompson) September 15, 2019
Name and off the field issue Feleipe had. That boy put in so much work to improve for his team in and out of practice. Then you slander his name on television, you owe Feleipe and his family an apology.
— FloridaNatic (@FloridaNatic) September 15, 2019
You owe the kid an apology, @briangriese
— SBG (@ORLGators) September 15, 2019