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‘What a Joke’: Twitter Reaction to Controversial Ending to Penn State-Duke Lacrosse Ending

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Penn State and its fans didn’t want it to end this way.

The team wasn’t supposed to beat top-seeded Duke in the Final Four, and ended up falling short.

But its the way Penn State fell short that, unfortunately, is how this semifinal will most likely be remembered.

Duke won, 16-15, on an overtime goal by Garrett Leadmon.

Many feel the goal shouldn’t have counted due to a crease violation, and it appears that, in fact, a violation was committed. Video evidence shows that Leadmon’s right foot was in the goal crease as he took the winning shot, which is illegal.

But the officials didn’t call it that way initially, and NCAA LAX rules don’t allow for a review to commence on such a play. Thus, the goal stood, and Penn State’s season is over.

Duke will take on the winner of the second semifinal between Virginia and Notre Dame. Penn State’s season is over.

Here’s how to people of Twitter reacted to the ruling.

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