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Illinois defensive end Tito Odenigbo left Saturday’s game against Northwestern early after throwing a penalty flag in the face of an official.

No seriously, see for yourself in the video below:

Odenigbo picked the flag up from the ground and tossed it into right into the face of the official, which led to his early departure. Whether or not the throw was intentional has yet to be determined, but clearly it was enough to get him tossed by the officiating crew.

It was one of many lowlights for the Illini, who lost, 42-7, at home to finish their season with a 2-10 overall record, which included going 0-9 in conference play.

Big Ten player ejected after hilariously throwing a flag at a referee’s face @DefPenSports/Twitter
Jason has contributed to numerous websites in the past covering a wide range of sports including SEC football for the past four seasons. He began his journalism career as a student journalist at the University of Tennessee where he covered the Vols for the student radio station and newspaper. Here’s ...Read more
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