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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Auburn fan Charles Barkley agrees with controversial foul call

Charles Barkley

Auburn fans will not soon get over the controversial foul call at the end of their Final Four game against Virginia on Saturday, but one person not blaming the referees is Charles Barkley.

Barkley, who is the program’s most famous alum, said on CBS’ postgame show that he agreed with the foul call.

“I want to say this: it might have been a good call. You can’t put yourself in that situation. I think it was a foul. It’s just a tough loss. It hurts, that hurt,” Barkley said.

With around 1.5 seconds left, Auburn’s Samir Doughty bumped into Kyle Guy as the Virginia guard attempted a 3-point shot that fell short. Doughty was called for a foul, which put Guy at the free throw line. He made all three shots and Virginia won.

Though some will question a referee making such an important call in such a critical situation, it’s hard to disagree about that not being a foul. Doughty made clear, indisputable contact that seemed to affect the shot.

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