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Sarah Fuller’s Heisman Campaign Cut Short As Vandy-Georgia Canceled

Sarah Fuller’s football career is officially over as Vanderbilt’s final game of the season against the Georgia Bulldogs has been canceled. It’s too bad. She earned national praise for kicking a couple of PATs and never having to kick anything outside the 15-yard-line. She really had the best gig in sports.

Twitter treated Fuller like college football’s Colin Kaepernick, and we’re honestly disappointed her season came to such an abrupt end.

Outkick’s Clay Travis wondered why she wasn’t trusted with more kicking responsibilities, and the Twitter outrage mob attacked Travis and insisted he was dragging her down. The mob always does. But maybe we should take his comment more seriously. If Sarah Fuller is to be treated like a hero who has broken down barriers, then we should insist she receives the same harsh critiques. Ya know, like a man would.

Fuller can make PATs, so she should have no problem with more responsibility on the field. What’s wrong with trusting her ability? Isn’t that what Vanderbilt was going for when they gave her the green light to a roster spot? Any player, male or female, should be treated like a capable athlete, and that’s all we’re asking for here.

Vandy’s athletic directors would certainly insist they’re striving for equality in the workplace, but when we challenge Sarah Fuller to do more, we suddenly become the bad guys. Doesn’t seem like equality anymore, does it?

What’s the point of all this?

Vanderbilt brought in a female kicker who made a PAT, and Twitter declared her to be a “part of history.” We’re in agreement fully. The accomplishments shouldn’t stop at PATs though, and Vanderbilt’s head coach has insisted on capping her potential. Her defenders will say that we’re patronizing her accomplishment and that couldn’t be further from the truth. If equality is what we want, then we should be able to ask for more.

Sure, I might be poking fun at Twitter for getting worked up over tweets made by Clay Travis, but let’s get serious for a moment. Male and female athletes will be treated equally only when they can be criticized at the same capacity. Any male kicker given the responsibility of making PATs must also kick field goals from 40+ yards, but not Fuller. The double-standard is obvious, but we’re ignoring it so we can talk about “breaking down barriers.” That’s not equality, but instead a stunt to stir a reaction and further our country’s divide. Sports have become a platform for progressive agendas.

If a female athlete ever has the same physical capabilities as her male counterparts on the field, then progress will be finally feel honest. Instead, Sarah Fuller is being used as a pawn to upset conservative viewers. Rather than wishing Fuller off the field like a bigot would, we should ask her to do more with her skillset.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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  1. Eye roll (not at the article but the topic). What’s next for Vandy, transgender men’s hoops team? So lame. I agree if women are going to play football then those athletes should be treated just like everyone else on the team. Hey maybe an NFL team starving for attention (here is looking at you Bengals and Lions) can give Fuller a tryout.

  2. And those in charge of sports wonder why ratings are down. The politically correct crowd will not accept men and women are different. Until I can spit a 8lb baby out from between my legs you will convince me differently. Can’t wait till the pga is sued for making mens golf to long just so women can’t COMPETE.

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