22nd July 2024

The Falcons have deleted a controversial tweet that appeared to make enjoyable of Ohio State kicker Noah Ruggles, who missed a would-be game-winning subject objective within the School Soccer Playoff semifinal sport in opposition to Georgia on Saturday.

The day following the Peach Bowl semifinal at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium — a 42-41 victory for top-ranked Georgia — the Falcons’ social media group tweeted the next video of Younghoe Koo kicking a chip-shot 21-yard subject objective to beat the Cardinals 20-19.

The Falcons captioned the video, “That is the way you make a game-winning subject objective at @MBStadium.”

Aside from the unsavory prospect of constructing enjoyable of an beginner athlete, the Falcons’ tweet additionally failed to say that Koo, a 2020 Professional Bowl participant, made his subject objective from 21 yards out, whereas Ruggles’ was from 50.

Koo’s kick was additionally largely inconsequential, because it improved the Falcons to 6-10 over a four-win Cardinals group. Atlanta has already been eradicated from the NFL playoffs, whereas Ohio State was enjoying for a spot within the CFP title sport.

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The tweet understandably acquired backlash, as an NFL group appeared to take an inexpensive shot at a school kicker who had beforehand gone 2 for two from 25 and 48 yards, respectively. The tweet was deleted on Monday.

Here’s a sampling of people that expressed disgust on the Falcons’ tweet:

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