As you read these words, the Buffalo Bills are taking on the Jacksonville Jaguars in London as part of the international slate of NFL games.
And controversy has followed them across the Atlantic.
Jordan Poyer of the Bills was flagged for a hit on Calvin Ridley of the Jags after he went to make a hit on the receiver after the catch. Officials believe enough contact was made with the helmet to warrant a penalty.
The outlook on social media was a little more complicated..
What is Jordan Poyer supposed to do here? pic.twitter.com/Z7UUL3hoVt
— Joey Palermo (@JoeyPalermo95) October 8, 2023
What is Jordan Poyer suppose to do?
Catch him and gently place him down? https://t.co/1sR0n0nE96
— Dan Fetes (@danfetes) October 8, 2023
Jordan Poyer has to know you stop on a dime and vanish in thin air in that situation.
— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) October 8, 2023
Horrible call on Jordan Poyer. He went to hit the receiver who was trying to make the catch. Not sure what he's supposed to do there.
— Matt Parrino (@MattParrino) October 8, 2023
That Poyer Unnecessary Roughness penalty was so deflating. Not an excuse but things were rolling #BillsMafia
— Duane Steinel (@DuaneS39) October 8, 2023
How is the player defenseless when Poyer can’t see if the receiver has the ball or not…?
— Bradley Gelber (@BradleyGelber) October 8, 2023
Buffalo with a dirty hit on Ridley there… typical Bills 🙄😌 #JAXvsBUF
— Coco Conseco ↓ (@TheCoryBeaver) October 8, 2023
Dirty ass hit on Ridley, go ahead and bail us out there. Thank you
— MileHighJaguar (@WIZ4RDofOZs) October 8, 2023
Just seen the hit on a Ridley. Is it safe to say this whole Buffalo Bills team is dirty?
— Huncho 🧃 (@bballfan233) October 8, 2023
@richeisen That was a dangerous hit to Ridley, he’s in the protocol; relax with the Poyer sympathy.
— Nick Elenis (@NickElenis) October 8, 2023
That hit on Ridley was awful.
— Seattle Teacher’s Burner (@Sea_Teacher) October 8, 2023
Poyer knew better than to hit Ridley like that
— 1 Of 1 (@User27616860000) October 8, 2023
Ridley was evaluated for a concussion but would later return. Later, Bills fans would argue that he should have been flagged for an altercation with Micah Hyde.
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