Twitter is irate about Benny Snell's absurd ejection
Kentucky running back Benny Snell, Jr. was ejected from Friday’s Music Bowl against Northwestern.
It was ridiculous, honestly.
Snell essentially refused an official’s help getting up, and when he lightly pushed the ref’s hands away, that apparently merited an ejection.
This was not a good way for the sophomore back’s season to end.
And Twitter — rightfully — was not happy about it:
So why is the ref trying to touch Snell ( help him up) ? Does he have to accept it ? 1 of the worst calls of the year by a Ref I mean terrible
— Booger (@ESPNBooger) December 29, 2017
Lesson learned for Benny Snell. If a ref offers you his hand, take it. If he offers you his hat? Take that too. If he offers you his kidney? Hope you have the same blood type kid
— Jessica Smetana (@jessica_smetana) December 29, 2017
Ref’s ego got in the way. Snell told the ref he didn’t want his help getting up. Did not “make contact with him.” Ref put his hands on him.
— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) December 29, 2017
Oooof. Terrible call to eject Bennie Snell. Sorry, @UKFootball
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) December 29, 2017
Kentucky RB Benny Snell was ejected for refusing a referee’s help standing up.
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) December 29, 2017
OK, football gods. Whatever we did to upset you, we’re really, really sorry. Truce?
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) December 29, 2017
Kentucky RB Benny Snell just got kicked out of a bowl game for pushing the refs hands away. This is horrible. pic.twitter.com/aqrLg9lK0J
— Shane Kinnee (@_ShaneKinnee) December 29, 2017
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) December 29, 2017