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The Bears called for an ‘illegal towel’ penalty because Soldier Field was so sloppy.

the chicago bears they were driving to San Francisco 49ers‘Territory just before halftime when Chicago lined up for a 47-yard field goal. The Niners’ special teams weren’t the only thing the Bears faced as they lined up for kickoff: Chicago also had to contend with rainy conditions at Soldier Field that helped create a sloppy playing surface that was nearly impossible to spot. play.

As the Bears prepared to kick the field goal, starter and rookie punter Trenton Gill brought out a towel to clean up a spot on the field for the kick. When the ball broke, the referees nullified the play and charged the Bears with a 15-yard penalty for illegal use of towels.

The Bears were forced to punt and the 49ers took a 7-0 lead into halftime. Here’s a look at the work.

Only a franchise as inept as the Bears could receive such a dark penalty.

Here’s a look at the referees calling the penalty:

No one in the stadium could believe what they were seeing:

Let’s hope there isn’t a serious injury on such a poor playing field. Soldier Field’s grass has been unacceptable for far too long.


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