A major college football head coach is facing some criticism from his fan base for smiling after his team’s loss on Saturday night.
No. 10 Florida was upset by Kentucky in Lexington on Saturday evening. It was the Wildcats’ first home win over the Gators since 1986.
Following the win, Mullen was seen smiling as he approached midfield for the postgame handshake.
Naturally, some frustrated Gators fans took to social media to criticize their head coach for his postgame appearance.
“Rough look for Mullen smiling running across the field to meet Stoops after the game,” one fan tweeted.
Rough look for Mullen smiling running across the field to meet Stoops after the game pic.twitter.com/gvgfJdabJ6
— Duvall vs. all y’all (@JaguarJunky) October 3, 2021
“Difference between a coach serious about his job, and one not serious,” another fan added.
Difference between a coach serious about his job, and one not serious. pic.twitter.com/VIYHxKhFzT
— #RIPGigi #RIPKobe 💔💜💛💔 (@Gators1121) October 3, 2021
“Anybody else find it strange that Mullen was smiling after the game? Weird,” another fan added.
Anybody else find it strange that Mullen was smiling after the game? Weird.
— Daddy-O !!! (@gatorphin) October 3, 2021
Obviously, it’s OK for a head coach to smile as he approaches midfield for a postgame handshake. However, it’s also understandable for a fan base to be upset with that, considering the loss their team just suffered.
Mullen and the Gators will look to bounce back next weekend against Vanderbilt.