‘Learn some discipline’: Players decked as mass rampage on field creates bizarre finale to ‘shamed’ American football game (VIDEO)
Footage of the chaotic climax to the clash between Western Michigan and Ball State racked up more than two million views in less than 24 hours as people tried to make sense of the stampede that spilled across the turf in the final seconds.
After Ball State decided they had secured a fumble recovery, sealing victory by a score of 30-27, their excited fans raced onto the field to celebrate the team’s place in the conference title game.
At least one of their players was dramatically dumped to the ground in the ensuing calamity, featuring Western Michigan players weaving in and out of the crowd as they desperately tried to reach the end zone.
CHAOS 🤯 Both teams ran onto the field before the play was ruled dead as Western Michigan attempted a last second TD.Ball State went on to win the game and division title after the Broncos were penalized for an illegal forward pass. pic.twitter.com/yzjVTBgJ5b— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 12, 2020
Good lord, the sequence of events in that last play were phenomenal... pic.twitter.com/XW6WKJNCQZ— Andrew Brian Posadas (@AndrewBPosadas) December 12, 2020
Stunned commentators watched their indefatigable efforts to score the points that would have given them an unlikely win, with many suggesting that they had haphazardly hurled the ball around like a hot potato as they ultimately scored a bizarre touchdown.
Viewers who were desperate for a dramatic ending were drowned out by cynics as the clip circulated, sardonically pointing out that the shot at glory had featured at least one illegal forward pass.
While many picked out their favorite incident around the field as the bewildering action unfolded, purists were notably less enthralled.
800 people on the field and no one can make a tackle— Danny Darko (@nevernotfapping) December 13, 2020
May every player who ran onto the field before the whistle be forever shamed when this play inevitably airs for decades. You aren’t the marching band, zero excuse, learn some discipline.🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡— Mr. Bill (@Bilmster) December 13, 2020
"The game should have been ended the second the referee threw a flag for an illegal forward pass," one person said. "Letting the play go after that is just asking for someone to get hurt."
Accompanying their response with a series of clown emojis, another seethed: "May every player who ran onto the field before the whistle be forever shamed when this play inevitably airs for decades.
"You aren’t the marching band - zero excuse, learn some discipline."
There was a blatant forward pass which would have cancelled anything that happened after that— NC Mounty (@MountyNc) December 12, 2020
The game should have been ended the second the referee threw a flag for an illegal forward pass, letting the play go after that is just asking for someone to get hurt.— Michael G. Zellmer (@MGZellmerSSPCCC) December 13, 2020
Despite their disgrace among some, the misplaced melee continued to provide compelling viewing for others.
"So a team can just run out onto the field while the ball is still in play and not be penalized for it?" one observer asked, while another pointed out that a player had been "absolutely decked" without anyone "saying jack s**t."
"May as well do that on every single down, then. What a joke. Kudos to Michigan for an absolutely entertaining highlight reel play for the ages."Also on rt.com Sarah Fuller becomes 1st woman to score in P5 college football game, and some woke crusaders STILL don’t know when they’re winning