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.”
.@YounghoeKoo for the win! #DirtyBirds pic.twitter.com/0dOgr6YFBD
— NFL (@NFL) January 1, 2023
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:
Tremendous bizarre flex to throw shade on a broken-hearted faculty child—utilizing a 21-yard FG to beat a 4-win group to maneuver to six wins, no much less, as fodder. https://t.co/SOcOpC8YN5
— Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) January 2, 2023
Think about being the Atlanta Falcon worker that thought this was a good suggestion. “Since deleted”
I don’t even know the place to start with this tweet taking a shot at an beginner’s failure in his greatest second in entrance of the world.
Be higher @AtlantaFalcons pic.twitter.com/qOeGPGcljk
— Lᴀᴡʀᴇɴᴄᴇ Tʏɴᴇs (@lt4kicks) January 2, 2023
The Falcons one way or the other sunk deeper in their very own filth with this tweet. Yikes. https://t.co/84WGvfOqQ6
— Grant Dowling (@GrantHDowling) January 2, 2023
It seems the adults within the @AtlantaFalcons social media room made an precise good selection on that horrible tweet about Koo kicking the sport winner for the sixth win of the season that saved the Falcons in final place of the NFC South. Unhealthy kind throughout. pic.twitter.com/MYIEJmdTkc
— Ben (@AtlBrutus) January 2, 2023
Disgrace on you Falcons. This can be a actually disgusting tweet https://t.co/QaWLlJqnof
— Steve Malina (Get UA essentially the most $ through realignment) (@BearDownSteven) January 2, 2023