It’s been a pretty bizarre day in the NFL.
In the early slate of games, we saw a kicker recover his own kick during a kickoff and now a ref has caused a fumble by hitting the ball with a penalty flag.
In the first quarter of the Jaguars-Cardinals game, Rondale Moore was set to field a punt but the ref threw a flag and unknowingly hit the ball in the air with a penalty flag resulting in a fumble.
Ref throws a flag hits that’s ball and causes a fumble pic.twitter.com/CVraPCoDEM
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 26, 2021
Here’s a slow motion replay.
Rondale Moore muffed that 1st punt because the Ref nailed the football with the Penalty Flag on the way down. pic.twitter.com/u5D2bXYR2o
— Matt Abbott (@MattAbb0tt) September 26, 2021
Thankfully the Cardinals recovered and there was no controversy on the play.