Kentucky defeated South Carolina 16-10 on Saturday evening to improve to 4-0 on the year.
Unfortunately, the game didn’t come and go without controversy.
Specifically, the actions of team linebacker DeAndre Square have gone viral following a particularly odd incident that replays showed was totally avoidable.
The video speaks for itself:
— l ECT l (@EthanTorstrick) September 26, 2021
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 26, 2021
The event in question occurred as Square was chasing South Carolina quarterback Luke Doty out of bounds. Once the play was over, the Wildcats star could be seen slowing down, seemingly preparing to come to a stop, and then inexplicably shoving to the ground a person who appeared to be the equipment manager.
Just totally needless stuff by any objective measure.
After the fact, Square claimed he apologized.
What y’all don’t know is me and my guy tink already talked about what happened… I apologized and we good!!
— DeAndre Square (@d_square10) September 26, 2021
For obvious reasons, fans were ticked off.
What I do know is that what you did was totally uncalled for during a game, at practice, in the backyard…anywhere. He is as much a part of the team as you are.
— Mike Bear Rogers (@ukbear03) September 26, 2021
I’d like to hear that from the victim too. What you did was really damn shitty and will, unfortunately, live with you on the internet forever.
— Jeff Swanson (@swanson1954) September 26, 2021
after seeing deandre square do that thing to that guy on the sideline I’ve decided I’m not gonna be a Kentucky fan anymore and I admit that Louisville fans have been right all along
— Evan Hilbert (@evanhilbert) September 26, 2021
Fuck DeAndre Square.
— MoDude (@LitleAbdulJabar) September 26, 2021
DeAndre Square should be EXPELLED!
— brother_b new iberia (@brother_iberia) September 26, 2021
FUK you DeAndre square
— DroppinSack (@TX_DroppinSack) September 26, 2021
There has been some chatter online regarding whether a suspension is warranted, but it seems unlikely.
This young college football season has seen some weird moments. An Ohio State player quit the team midgame on Saturday and then trashed the program on Twitter; a school was blatantly cheated out of clear victory last week; and an ESPN reporter came under fire two weeks ago for wearing an outfit that SEC fans deemed ‘too revealing’ for reasons unbeknownst to normal people. Just odd stuff all around. But this weird move by Square may just take the cake.
Will Kentucky punish him? Probably not. Should they? Well, the video speaks for itself.
— Game 7 (@game7__) September 24, 2021