June 24, 2024

Bears defensive again Kyler Gordon and Vikings extensive receiver Brandon Powell had a scuffle throughout Monday evening’s sport that noticed Powell seize Gordon’s facemask and yank it with such pressure that it broke a few of the clips that connect the facemask to the helmet. If anybody was going to be flagged, it ought to have been Powell.

So think about Gordon’s shock when the referee introduced a 15-yard penalty — not on Powell, however on Gordon, for eradicating his broken helmet.

Gordon stated after the sport that the officers thought he had taken off his helmet to taunt Powell, however in actuality he couldn’t taunt Powell as a result of he was too busy making an attempt to free his facemask from Powell’s grip.

“It’s laborious to taunt whenever you’re pulling someone’s face down,” Gordon stated, by way of Courtney Cronin of ESPN.

Gordon held up his broken helmet to indicate the officers why he took it off, and Bears head coach Matt Eberflus yelled to the referee to attempt to get him to grasp what occurred, however to no avail: The 15-yard penalty went towards the Bears, and Powell acquired away with it.

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