Flag on the play! Official in Navy-UConn game throws flag on himself...literally
Everyone has a bad day at the office from time to time, including football officials.
That is not a big surprise. By now, fans everywhere have seen the stories of officials get hit, run over, shoved, blocked, and hit with the ball. Those are just some of the hazards of the job.
However, this one from Friday’s Navy-UConn matchup is new to us. After one kickoff went out of bounds, the official threw his flag. The only problem? He threw it on himself.
No, seriously. The flag went out, but the trajectory was straight up. And of course, what goes up, must come down.
We’re not sure, but we think the penalty still stands despite the lack of aim on the toss:
Shouts out to this official hitting himself with his own flag pic.twitter.com/PNYmmhcHdE
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) November 2, 2019