Florida Fans Are Furious With ESPN Analyst’s Comment On Feleipe Franks

first_imgFlorida QB Feleipe Franks throws a pass.ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 29: Feleipe Franks #13 of the Florida Gators looks to pass against the Michigan Wolverines in the first quarter during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)Florida fans are not happy with ESPN college football analyst Brian Griese for his comment about Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks.Franks, the Gators’ starting quarterback, suffered what is likely a season-ending injury in the win at Kentucky on Saturday night.ESPN’s color analyst for the game noted that Franks had made “mistakes on the field and off the field” during his time at Florida.Save for some trash talking that caught Kirk Herbstreit’s eye, Franks hasn’t gotten into any trouble off of the field at Florida.Gators fans aren’t happy with the comment.What type of mistakes has Feleipe made “off the field” @briangriese ? pic.twitter.com/3u4Oagivks— Beef Branard (@PastorBeef) September 15, 2019“In his nearly 4 years at UF, he’s never been suspended or arrested In this era, we are ok creating a poor image for a kid who’s been nothing but a competitor?” one fan tweeted in response to Griese’s comment.Pretty wild @briangriese and @espn said Feleipe Franks had off the field issuesIn his nearly 4 years at UF, he’s never been suspended or arrestedIn this era, we are ok creating a poor image for a kid who’s been nothing but a competitor?— Hale Hammond (@_FourVERTICALS_) September 15, 2019“To reference off the field issues of Franks (none exist) and to give the Gators no cred for rallying after losing their starting QB just seems like he has an an anti UF agenda,” another fan added.What did @uf ever do to @briangriese? To reference off the field issues of Franks (none exist) and to give the Gators no cred for rallying after losing their starting QB just seems like he has an an anti UF agenda.— Brett Hastings (@BrettHastings) September 15, 2019“Hey ESPN, I’d love to know what Feleipe Franks “off the field” issues were,” another fan tweeted.Hey @espn, I’d love to know what Feleipe Franks “off the field” issues were.— Dan Thompson (@DK_Thompson) September 15, 2019Franks, meanwhile, had a heartwarming moment following the game, as Dan Mullen had him break down the team in the locker room.Family on three ✊#GatorsTogether pic.twitter.com/ilpK2PzGof— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) September 15, 2019Florida improved to 3-0 with the win on Saturday night. The Gators will host Tennessee in Gainesville, Fla. next Saturday.last_img

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