Referee Touches Eagles Lineman’s Butt; Eagles Lineman Freaks Out (GIF)


It’s a part of the game that New England Patriots fans know all too well. But Bennie Logan was having none of it.

As the Philadelphia Eagles lineman lined up to attempt to block a field goal from Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby on Sunday, a referee stationed behind him gave him a slight tap on the rear end to let him know he was out of position.

Referees often use this tactic to help out players on field goal block, as they aren’t allowed to line up directly across from the opposing team’s long snapper. It was a kind gesture, but Logan didn’t exactly see it that way.

Bennie Logan

We can see why Logan is upset here, but the referee actually saved him from getting a penalty, which would have given Green Bay a first down.

As Patriots fans will recall, a referee gave a similar alert to linebacker Dont’a Hightower during a Week 7 matchup against the New York Jets, preventing a penalty and paving the way for Chris Jones’ game-winning field goal block.

GIF via SB Nation

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