There’s never a good time to do a throat slash in a football game. So long as the ref sees it, it will always result in a 15-yard penalty.
But there’s probably not a worse time to do it then when your team is down by 28 in the third quarter.
Mississippi State linebacker Traver Jung recovered a fumble in the third quarter of the Auburn-Mississippi State game. After doing so Jung, for some reason, decided to do the throat slash gesture. His team was trailing 35-7 at the time.
The play resulted in an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for the Bulldogs. Mississippi State fans were perplexed as to why Jung would do this.
The indignation that occurs when a player in any sport makes a throat-slash gesture is eye-rolling to me. Just not something I care about.
— Volunterror (@Volunterror) October 8, 2016
Down 28, better hit them with the throat slash gesture #AUBvsMSST
— Evan Fillers (@eFillers3) October 8, 2016
Mississippi State losing 35-7 and dude does the throat slash… Not only inappropriate, but bruh, you're down 4 TDs #AUBvsMSST
— David Hamilton (@DavidHamiltonTV) October 8, 2016
Mississippi State’s ensuing drive ended on a Nick Fitzgerald interception. After the throat slash, the Bulldogs still trail 35-7