There are unwritten rules in football similar to those in other sports.
In baseball, if your star player gets hit by a pitch, which was believed to be intentional, the opponent’s star player should expect to get a pitch thrown at him his next time up.
In hockey, if you take a run at a player, you should expect several other players to return the favor at their soonest opportunity.
In football, if you take a cheap shot at a quarterback, there will be players to come and stick up for their teammate.
This is exactly what happened in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 52-21 win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 10 on Thursday Night Football. When safety Eric Reid hit Ben Roethlisberger high, while sliding, teammates, mainly David DeCastro and Maurkice Pouncey, took to Roethlisberger’s aide.
One former Steelers’ great, guard Alan Faneca, took to Twitter to say how he not only agreed with DeCastro’s decision, but supported it.
Good job Dave, don’t take that ****— Alan Faneca (@afan66) November 9, 2018
Faneca would go a step further and talk about how what the Steelers’ linemen did was something which was more than appropriate, given the situation.
Where I come from, this is the proper way you give “a talkn’ to” #leavenothingunsaid #yougotme https://t.co/rSH3LgpsYS— Alan Faneca (@afan66) November 9, 2018
Reid was ejected from the game after his hit, but did you like the line’s reaction to the hit? Or was it over the line? On top of that, was Reid’s hit worthy of an ejection? Either way, Faneca sure enjoyed it!