Kentucky receiver Lynn Bowden was tossed from the Wildcats’ game against Eastern Kentucky for targeting.
Kentucky’s Lynn Bowden was tossed for targeting. pic.twitter.com/1VEQDn4IoK
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) September 9, 2017
Bowden was down the field blocking for his teammate, but officials determined he took it too far. The play was reviewed and officials kept the ruling, ejecting Bowden from the game. The reasoning was “contact to the head of defender.”
Afterwards, the receiver went on his private Twitter account and tweeted, “My guys got this. Watch [them] from the inside #BBN.”
Meanwhile, other college football fans saw the play and did some tweeting themselves. Many were upset with the call, claiming it was just a good block.
Thats just a great block, I don’t get why its targeting https://t.co/7U1wu4Fjg1
— Caleb Walters (@THED0PEY0NE) September 9, 2017
Football so soft 🤦🏾♂️ https://t.co/y4jqnOT8K6
— A Positive Mind. (@BatmansButler44) September 9, 2017
— Phil Murphy (@Phil_Sports) September 9, 2017
Whether they like it or not, officials will make it a point to avoid any excessive contact to the head. While it’s often difficult for players to aim where they hit, don’t be surprised if they get flagged for illegal plays.