The worst: LSU fan mocks Feleipe Franks' injury with College GameDay sign
Even in the most heated of rivalries, mocking injuries is considered to be in poor taste. It’s why we see fans in the stadium usually clap for a player who needs help off the field. On Saturday, however, one LSU fan threw consideration of taste out the window with their “College GameDay” sign.
During the broadcast, viewers noticed that a sign behind the set was mocking Florida QB Feleipe Franks’ season-ending injury, showing his ankle spin in all directions.
Check it out below:
— Zach Goodall (@zach_goodall) October 12, 2019
— JOEY FRESHWATER (@T_Justice33) October 12, 2019
Earlier this week, LSU DL Breiden Fehoko raised eyebrows when he appeared to “forget” Franks’ name and act unaware of Franks’ injury saying, “I don’t know if he’s playing this week. Hopefully, he does…”
Franks was committed to LSU before decommitting and flipping to Florida in late 2015. He redshirted the 2016 season and played against the Tigers in 2017 and 2018, leading the Gators to victory over the Tigers last season.
Franks’ redshirt junior season came to an early end when he suffered a dislocated ankle in September when Florida played at Kentucky. Franks, who as earned a reputation as “tough” and willing to take hits, was visibly in excruciating pain. The Florida episode of HBO’s “24/7 College Football” showed Franks having surgery and starting rehabilitation.
Mocking Franks’ injury has become part of some of the nastier trash talk leading up to Saturday’s game.
It’s been 3 weeks since your quarterback had his leg turn into the shape of Florida. https://t.co/1FZFjjS4ej
— Barstool LSU (@LSUBarstool) October 8, 2019