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Sport Lane Kiffin seemed to enjoy getting fined $5K for a blind ref meme, calls out LeBron James

12:10  21 october  2019
12:10  21 october  2019 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

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Conference USA fined Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin $ 5 ,000 on Sunday for "violating the league's sportsmanship policy" with a tweet depicting "We have freedom of speech, but I guess around here there's no such thing as freedom to tweet. Maybe LeBron James will come out and comment about it

— Lane Kiffin (@ Lane _ Kiffin ) October 20, 2019. "I just lost 00 for a tweet," Kiffin told ESPN on Sunday. "We have freedom of speech, but I Maybe LeBron James will come out and comment about it tomorrow." Kiffin also told ESPN he spoke with the Conference USA office, and they agreed

Lane Kiffin was not happy with the officials in Florida Atlantic's 36-31 loss to Marshall on Saturday so he did what anybody would do if they had the Twitter app on their phone - he posted a meme of some blind refs using walking sticks and using guide dogs and at-mentioned the league that his team plays in.

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Because of course.

Kiffin has never been one to shy away from sharing his feelings on things or stirring things up a bit on social media, so this move wasn't a surprise.

But on Sunday he found out that he had been fined $5,000 by Conference USA for violating the league's sportsmanship policy, which sounds pretty lame.

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Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin was fined $ 5 ,000 and reprimanded by Conference USA for criticizing officiating by positing on Twitter a photo of blind officials, using canes and being led around by seeing eye dogs.

The Florida Atlantic coach tweeted out a " blind refs " meme on Saturday, tagging the official Conference USA Twitter account. In so doing, Kiffin may have avoided a fine for negatively commenting on the officiating crew. Some of his replies on Twitter seem to suggest that was his line

Here's the tweet that got him in trouble, as well his tweet in which it appears that he enjoyed getting fined.

He spoke to ESPN about it on Sunday and brought LeBron James' name into it:

"I just lost $5,000 for a tweet," Kiffin told ESPN on Sunday. "We have freedom of speech, but I guess around here there's no such thing as freedom to tweet. Maybe LeBron James will come out and comment about it tomorrow."

He also tried to get LeBron's attention on Twitter:

And told a fan he'd donate to a GoFundMe for himself:

Never change, Lane Kiffin.

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— Lane Kiffin (@ Lane _ Kiffin ) October 20, 2019. “Conference USA has specific rules and At least things won’t end with September’s contest as the two teams continue to fill out their schedules. Bulletin board material is often a constant for players in college football and that seemed to serve

Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin fined , reprimanded for tweeting photo of blind referees. Kiffin was upset with several calls , which resulted in his team being called for nine penalties. He said after the game he wouldn't comment on the officiating because he didn't want to get fined .

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