Miami’s season opener against Alabama couldn’t have possibly started any worse.
The Crimson Tide scored on their first five drives of Saturday’s game, opening up a 27-0 lead over the Hurricanes. On Alabama’s sixth drive, Miami safety Kamren Kinchens forced a fumble, and Gurvan Hall Jr. appeared to recover the ball. It was a rare positive moment for Manny Diaz’s squad.
Kinchens then flaunted the famous turnover chain on the sideline, which was an, uh, interesting decision considering Miami was getting absolutely pummeled.
Oh, but it was too good to be true. Upon further review, the officiating crew ruled that the Crimson Tide had actually recovered the fumble and would maintain possession. That meant Kinchens had to sadly take off the turnover chain and let a couple members of the Hurricanes’ staff put it back in the box.
Miami celebrating a fumble recovery with the turnover chain while down 27-0 only for the call to be reversed is the funniest thing you will see all weekend. pic.twitter.com/C0cWpdGwJw
— Carter Karels (@CarterKarels) September 4, 2021
The unintentional comedy of that moment was just too much for Twitter to handle.
A Miami player sadly taking off the chain is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen.
— Charles Evans (@banditref) September 4, 2021
Lmaooo take off the turnover chain
— Duncan Smith (@DuncanSmithNBA) September 4, 2021
Having to give the turnover chain back while down 4 tds is incredibly funny
— Robby Kalland (@RKalland) September 4, 2021
Man if you don’t take that turnover chain and put it in the lockerroom
— Tony Jones (@Tjonesonthenba) September 4, 2021
Miami was able to score on a field goal at the end of first half, trimming the deficit down to 24 points before heading into the locker room. The momentum has shifted!