Video: Did the official fist pump after Mississippi State touchdown?
Mississippi State is shocking the college football world up 28-14 on No. 4 Texas A&M at the half. Twitter users think one official might be happy about the score.
Viewers watching on SEC Network could see one official gives what looks like a fist pump when the Bulldogs score a touchdown.
— J (@JAg332) November 5, 2016
While it’s unclear why this official gave that signal, any “refs rooting for MSU” conspiracy theories were put to bed after a missed block in the back allowed Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk to return a punt 92 yards for a touchdown.
UPDATE: SEC Communications Director Chuck Dunlap said the motion is a common non-verbal communication signal between officials.
The motion is a common non-verbal communication signal of clamping the whistle used by umpire to signal a clean TD to officials on the wing https://t.co/iyfDDlXLjz
— Chuck Dunlap (@SEC_Chuck) November 5, 2016