As a punter, there are only a limited number of things you can do to help your team. Drawing a roughing the kicker penalty ranks toward the top of the list, so it’s not surprising that Division III Chapman University punter William James celebrated like he won the fucking lottery for being awarded a flag after flopping like LeBron.
But if you’re going to pretend like you snapped your ACL, it’s probably best to ride out that story, at the very least continue the performance by hobbling off the field. Getting up and sprinting to the sidelines after you’ve drawn a flag makes the ref look like a chump, and if he has any balls at all he’ll revoke the flag and put you in your place.
That’s what happened in this case, as the ref picked up the flag following James’ theatrical performance and excessive celebration. Instead of playing hero, the kicker is now reduced to the scape goat. Act like you’ve been there before, brah.
[h/t Bleacher Report]