Tony Allen ejected for kicking Chris Paul in the face (GIF)
Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen was ejected from Monday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers after being called for a Flagrant 2 foul. This wasn’t just any hard foul. Allen literally kicked Chris Paul in the face.
Paul drove through the paint late in the first quarter and caught Allen off guard with a head fake. Allen then spread his arms and legs to try to fill the passing lanes. In the process, he lifted his left leg in the air and booted CP3 in the face. The officials initially called Allen for a Flagrant 1 but upgraded it to a Flagrant 2 after watching the replay. The veteran guard apologized for the kick after the game.
1st thing 1st apologies 2 @CP3 accidental kick…..
— Tony Allen (@aa000G9) November 19, 2013
It would be hard to believe that Allen actually meant to kick Paul in the face. I highly doubt he did, but throwing his leg up like that was dangerous. That’s why he was thrown out of the game.