The referees in tonight’s Kentucky-Florida game are facing some criticism for a call late in the fourth quarter of the contest.
A Kentucky defensive player was ejected from tonight’s game against Florida for an alleged targeting penalty.
The targeting call, though, has come under fire.
Was it actually targeting?
Kentucky DL TJ Carter gets ejected for targeting on this play… pic.twitter.com/N9t08ghHHr
— #BOOMIN (@ftbeard_17) September 15, 2019
Most college football fans believe this was the wrong call.
What is the Kentucky player supposed to do there?
“YOU CANNOT CALL TARGETING ON KENTUCKY FOR THAT ARE YOU INSANE? HE’S BEING DRAGGED DOWN AND GOT TWISTED AROUND AND IT JUST HAPPENED. C’MON MAN,” one fan tweeted.
Most others felt similarly:
THAT IS NOT TARGETING!!!!
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) September 15, 2019
So facemask to facemask is targeting!? GTFO! Head was up wrapped him up! Nothing was malicious about it!
— Alphonse Taylor (@SHANKK50) September 14, 2019
I don’t think that’s targeting. I really don’t.
I don’t understand what these guys are supposed to do sometimes.
That’s just football, man.
— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) September 15, 2019
Unless it isn’t.
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) September 15, 2019
Florida took the penalty and the Gators continued on their drive. Dan Mullen’s team found the end zone a couple of plays later.
The Gators are now leading the Wildcats, 22-21, with a little more than four minutes to play in the fourth quarter.
It should be a fun finish. The game is on ESPN.