The “throat slashing” gesture made a minor comeback after the Florida Gators scored a touchdown, creating a tirade from head coach Jim McElwain on the sideline.
By Patrick Comia
Remember the throat slashing gesture? One where a football player would make take his hand and make a “cutting” movement across the neck area, after scoring a touchdown.
It was a popular trend a couple of years ago. However, the NCAA has deemed unnecessary and outlawed it from being used on the field.
Well, it made a minor comeback yesterday.
In a game played in Gainesville, FL, the Florida Gators took on the East Carolina University Pirates in front of a packed Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, aka The Swamp.
In the fourth quarter, junior running back Kelvin Taylor put the Gators ahead 31-17 when he ran a seven-yard play into the end zone.
But, it was the aftermath of the play that got people’s attention, especially his head coach Jim McElwain.
The bone-headed gesture was flagged by the referees on site, and penalized Taylor’s team 15 yards on the following kick off.
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Angry Jim McElwain kinda reminds me of Gary Busey…
— Patrick (@DawGoneMetal) September 13, 2015