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NFL Fans Not Happy With 'Sportsmanship' Decision

Antoine Winfield Jr. holds up two fingers and taunts Tyreek Hill.

TAMPA, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 07: Antoine Winfield Jr. #31 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers taunts Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Anyone who was not a fan of the NFL's crackdown on taunting, we've got bad news for you. It doesn't look like the league will be changing its approach.

NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent said at the league meetings today that the competition committee will not be making any "major changes" to its taunting policy. According to Vincent, only four of the 43 taunting penalties that were called in 2021 were missed calls.

Those 43 unsportsmanlike violations were more than four times the amount that refs called in 2020, when they flagged teams for taunting only 10 times all season.

Additionally, the NCAA has apparently lobbied the NFL to keep their current taunting rules in place. Needless to say, these statements from Vincent aren't going over well among fans.

Count us among the people who think the league is wasting its time cracking down on taunting. Often times, players are being docked for seemingly innocuous actions.

It doesn't look like that will be changing anytime soon either.