Texas's Edwin Freeman reaches out for Rice's Driphus Jackson during the second half of their game at Royal Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 12, 2015. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Internet reacts to Ed Freeman’s injury in Cal game with ‘American Sniper’ parody, mean tweets

Posted September 21st, 2015

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Many believed Ed Freeman’s fall in the last few minutes of Saturday night’s game to be a fake injury, a ploy to slow Cal’s offense.

Gifs, like the following from SB Nation, mocked the move from the Texas linebacker.

https://twitter.com/SBNationGIF/status/645407553304793088

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Freeman told the American-Statesman on Monday that he fell before the play on coach’s orders, so he could leave the game because of a shoulder injury that he would later find out would put him out for six to eight weeks.

It proved too late, however, as since Saturday the Internet had already immortalized the moment in a slew of Gifs, parodies and mocking tweets.

At a loss for why Freeman fell, one YouTuber used footage from “American Sniper” to suggest multiple possibilities.

 

Others called out Charlie Strong and Freeman on social media:

https://twitter.com/SunDevils01/status/645409252614402048

https://twitter.com/stringsays/status/645406832924594178

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