Josh Allen: Fans consider NFL ‘soft’ after Bills QB receives taunting penalty for pointing at Bengals defender while running into end zone

  • Buffalo was assessed a 15-yard penalty after Allen pointed to Cincinnati’s Nick Scott
  • Fans online were left in disbelief that the Bills star was penalized for the gesture
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Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen was punished for taunting during their loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, sparking outrage among NFL fans online.

On a night that ultimately proved to be disappointing for them, Allen got the Bills off to an encouraging start in Cincinnati when he ran nine minutes into the first quarter for their opening touchdown of the game.

However, as he entered the end zone, 27-year-old Bengals safety Nick Scott taunted by pointing in his direction after tricking him with a pump fake, leading to a 15-yard penalty for Buffalo.

While it didn’t cost his team a touchdown, fans were left seething that Allen was punished for that night’s gesture, taking to X to label the NFL as “soft.”

One wrote, “The NFL is so soft sometimes. Oh no Josh Allen pointed at a guy for making him bite on a fake pump. Like they should be encouraging this s*** and not punishing it. Taunting is excellent entertainment.’

Bills QB Josh Allen was punished for taunting during their loss to the Bengals, sparking outrage among NFL fans

Another said, “Taunting is such a soft punishment dude, it’s the damn NFL. Oh no, Josh Allen pointed at a defender! So? These are grown men.”

A third said: ‘Are they really going to call Josh Allen out for taunting him for partying and orphaning? The NFL is getting so soft’.

A fourth commented: ‘Did Josh Allen get a taunting punishment for that? Lmao. The NFL is so ridiculous.”

Another wrote: ‘Well that’s incredibly stupid. Josh Allen called for taunting…because he pointed at the defender? What are we doing here NFL???’

While one person sarcastically quipped: ‘Josh Allen should honestly be put in jail for pointing his finger at the defenseman. Great job by the referees for protecting today’s youth by flagging him for taunting.’

After his early touchdown, Allen endured a rough night as the Bills fell to a 24-18 loss to the Bengals.

Allen’s counterpart Joe Burrow gained the upper hand in the battle with his rival quarterback as he threw two touchdowns while completing 31 of 44 passes.

Burrow also threw for a season-high 348 yards in an outstanding showing that propelled his team to victory in Cincinnati.

As for Allen, the Bills star had a night to forget as he threw an interception for the fifth straight game – the longest streak of his career.

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