Twitter reacts to controversial onside kick ruling in Missouri-Tennessee game
The Tennessee Volunteers found themselves on the short end of a controversial call in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game against Missouri. After offsetting penalties negated a successful try on the previous play, the Vols were called offsides after recovering an onside kickoff with 1:52 remaining. Tennessee challenged the play, which was upheld by officials, and was left with one timeout trailing 29-21.
Here’s how twitter reacted to the controversial call:
— Christopher Smith (@csmithSDS) November 23, 2014
Not to say Tennessee got cheated out of a win, but they got a cheated out of a chance to win w/ this “offsides” call pic.twitter.com/pT1X1FSU8O
— Zac Cochran (@Zac_Cochran) November 23, 2014
— Gabriel Sterling (@GabrielSterling) November 23, 2014
@SEC Refs botched that offsides call in the Tennessee Mizzou game. Called non-existent offsides from the booth. Really poor job.
— BigOrangeButch (@BigOrangeButch) November 23, 2014
Hate to name call, but the refs legitimately threw that game for Tennessee. They weren’t offsides on first onside kick. Not fair at all.
— Patrick MacCoon (@PatrickMacCoon) November 23, 2014
Apparently they just called offsides on Tennessee as they left the locker room.
— Dallas Westveer (@Dallas_westveer) November 23, 2014
Forget about the offsides call. Tennessee failed to get 3rd down stops and had no offensive touchdowns until 2 minutes remained.
— Nathan Odom (@nathan_odom11) November 23, 2014