Only in college football.
A referee penalized Central Michigan University cheerleaders and band members Tuesday night for cheering while the Toledo Rockets were trying to snap the ball. Seriously.
The referee claimed the CMU cheerers were trying to hinder Toledo’s snap count and ordered that the teams replay the down. The ridiculous call got the attention of fans at the game, who then made so much noise that Toledo kicker Jameson Vest missed a 33-yard field goal.
The Rockets won the game anyway, 28-23.
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