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Controversy in Atlanta? Officials did not review Alabama's crucial 4th-down catch

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Alabama and Georgia are duking it out in the SEC Championship Game Saturday evening, and the Crimson Tide headed into halftime with a 17-7 lead over the No. 1 Bulldogs.

However, one play for Alabama late in the first half drew some attention on social media. That play involved a 22-yard catch for Isaiah Bond that went for 22 yards on 4th-and-4. It was also a crucial play that kept a drive alive and led to Jermaine Burton’s touchdown in the final minute of the half.

As for Bond’s catch, it was a diving grab near the sideline that was not reviewed before Alabama ran an ensuing play. That was notable to a number of fans due to the nature of Bond’s catch.

With the receiver sliding to the ground, the ball did appear to move as he tried to control the ball:

Many fans felt the play should have absolutely went to review while others even believed the catch would have been overturned had the play gone to review.


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