A college football coach was almost knocked out by a headbutt from one of his own players during an over-zealous celebration at a match on Saturday.
While headbutt celebrations have become commonplace in the National Football League and College Football, normally both parties have their grey matters protected by a polycarbonate shield.
This, unfortunately, was not the case when an Army Black Knights lineman mistakenly misread his coach’s attempt for a man hug after his team’s first down against the Cincinnati Bearcats, and planted a “love tap” squarely on his noggin.
Football coaches shouldn’t headbutt players wearing helmets. pic.twitter.com/HzDZDIQBrH
— Steve Fuller (@fullsteve) September 26, 2020
Mike Vita, the Army fullbacks coach, was sent stumbling backwards, holding his forehead, while his concerned player, Mike Johnson, at least showed some remorse for his gung-ho gesture.
It certainly appears American football can be hazardous for one’s brain cells on and off the field!
Fans took to Twitter after watching the bizarre moment.
One wrote: “Football coaches shouldn’t head-butt players wearing helmets.”
Another pointed out: “#59 out here trying to give his coach a concussion.”