LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – When it comes to female kickers in the NFL, Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen sounds like he has some doubts.
Allen stoked controversy Tuesday with a tweet that appeared to ridicule the idea of female kickers in the NFL after reports that USWNT legend Carli Lloyd was being considered to kick for at least one NFL team during the preseason.READ MORE: Flight From New York's JFK To John Wayne Airport Diverts To Denver After Flight Attendant Attacked By Passenger
Last week, a video of Lloyd nailing a 55-yard field goal went viral, prompting some fans to wonder if the soccer veteran was ready to make the transition to the football field.
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— Carli Lloyd (@CarliLloyd) August 20, 2019
Enter Allen, who tweeted a skeptical response to Lloyd’s video: “Sound sweet until somebody block the kick and all of a sudden she on defense😂. Would be like the stampede scene in the lion king movie 😂😂. She do got a boot tho!”
Sound sweet til somebody block the kick and all of a sudden she on defense😂. Would be like the stampede scene in the lion king movie 😂😂 . She do got a boot tho! https://t.co/K8VxnHp6gB
— Keenan Allen (@Keenan13Allen) August 27, 2019
Some criticized Allen’s comments as sexist and overly dismissive of a player who reportedly impressed scouts during her visit to a Philadelphia Eagles practice.MORE NEWS: Beverly Hills Police Department Accused Of Racial Profiling
Allen, who’s currently nursing a minor ankle injury, is expected to be for the Chargers’ season opener on Sept. 8 against the Colts.