Alabama head coach Nate Oats shoving a Missouri player Photo Credit: SEC Network

Tuesday’s matchup between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Missouri Tigers featured a chippy moment that involved Alabama head coach Nate Oats and a Missouri player, which was well-discussed by fans after the game.

The altercation stemmed from Missouri guard Anthony Robinson II fighting for a loose ball with Alabama guard Aaron Estrada.

Robinson was able to come away with the ball, but Estrada then began to get in the face of one of Robinson’s teammates. Both teams began to jaw back and forth, which led to Oats pushing away the Missouri player standing in Estrada’s face.

Typically when coaches put their hands on a player in any way, they receive a technical foul. However, Oats was not disciplined whatsoever, which angered many fans on social media who noticed the interaction.

Oats appeared to just be trying to put an end to the situation by removing the Missouri player before anything else happened between the two, which luckily did end up being the case.

However, you simply cannot put your hands on an opposing player under any circumstances. If the Missouri player had retaliated, he would have had every right to do so.

Luckily things didn’t escalate to that level. But it is clear that most college basketball fans who say this altercation thought that Oates was in the wrong in this instance.

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.