FOX is getting crushed for what it did after Michigan's fake punt attempt
The matchup between the #6 Michigan Wolverines and the #8 Michigan State Spartans requires all the biggest schemes and plays possible.
This game will require every aspect to be viewed, unfortunately for FOX, they did not get the memo.
Early in the third quarter, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh enacted to go for a fake punt on 4th and 6. Punter Brad Robbins looked like he was short of the first down, but instead of showing the replay and the call on the field, FOX decided to send the game into commercial breaks.
People were not happy about that decision and let their voices be heard on Twitter. Here are just some of the reactions from social media:
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) October 30, 2021
In a rivalry game that has been settled by special teams, FOX would have kept the game on. FOX is getting heat for this move by the viewers.
We wouldn’t know because you would rather run an ad break
— #NotesKnows (@TakeNotes_US) October 30, 2021
Would have been nice to see the call.
— 𝕯𝖆𝖓𝖎𝖊𝖑 😷🇺🇸 (@djclippert) October 30, 2021
Thx for going to commercial so we didn't get to see the call. Lame.
— L. Sue Szabo (@LSueSzabo) October 30, 2021
How about you tell the broadcast team to stop cutting to ads every 10 seconds? Worst viewing experience I’ve witnessed.
— Nick (@nick_romanooo) October 30, 2021
*Michigan fakes punt*
Gus Johnson: "I don't know if he got there! Let's see!"
*Fox immediately cuts to commercial*
— Marcus Helton (@MarcusHelton) October 30, 2021