Found September 08, 2013 on Holdout Sports:
PLAYERS: Matt Ryan
TEAMS: Atlanta Falcons
NFL referee Gene Steratore gave Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan a pat on his behind during the first quarter of Sunday's NFL season opener against the New Orleans Saints. Ryan had just thrown an incomplete pass on 3rd and 5 on the New Orleans 5 yard line, meaning the Falcons would have to finish their offensive drive by settling for a field goal. Not sure why Steratore felt that was necessary. Wouldn't Ryan get a penalty if he tried to do that to Steratore? GIF via @CJZero. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.

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