Chicago Bears head coach John Fox isn’t necessarily the most liked man in the Windy City. Despite being more competitive than most imagined, this is still a losing team. And that’s been the case during his near three years as Chicago’s head coach.
This came rearing its ugly head again Sunday against the division-rival Green Bay Packers. With his team down 10-3 in the second quarter, Bears running back Benny Cunningham seemingly scored the game-tying touchdown on a pass from Mitchell Trubisky.
That’s until officials said he was out of bounds before hitting the pylon.
In the most John Fox move ever, he challenged the play. Unfortunately, as the replay showed, Cunningham actually fumbled before hitting the pylon. And upon further review, the play was ruled a touchback. If Fox had not challenged the play, it would have been first and goal for the Bears.
Needless to say, the social media world was abuzz after this hilarious mistake from the head coach.
Give John Fox the turnover chain.
— Joe Dolan (@FG_Dolan) November 12, 2017
If John Fox just challenged so that it then becomes a touchback I quit football
— B1G Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) November 12, 2017
John Fox just legit had the worst challenge of all time. Maybe have a team look at these things before you challenge. pic.twitter.com/CpWWpsnxS7
— Mike Wright (@FFHitman) November 12, 2017
John Fox after that challenge … pic.twitter.com/TuzZqHqggx
— The Chicago Audible (@ChicagoAudible) November 12, 2017
This is John Fox’s game plan every week pic.twitter.com/YQgMLMZPFS
— Alec (@TreyBizzy) November 12, 2017
Did John Fox just challenge the ball away from his own team?
— M.G. (@MarcasG) November 12, 2017
John Fox and everyone who played Howard…#GBvsCHI pic.twitter.com/iHm0B4TkBX
— DraftKings (@DraftKings) November 12, 2017
In some cases, we feel bad for those subjected to this level of criticism on Twitter. But this right here is warranted. How in the world did Fox and his coaching staff not see that Cunningham had actually fumbled?
That’s just horrible stuff right there.