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Penalty Flag

pen*al*ty flag

What Is The Definition Of Penalty Flag In Football?

1. The penalty flag in football is the yellow flag that officials throw to indicate when there is a penalty on the field of play. More commonly referred to just as “flag”, it is weighted so that it is easier to throw and it will immediately fall to the ground.

This flag is separate and different from the red challenge flag that the coaches possess to challenge eligible plays.

Example Of How Penalty Flag Is Used In Commentary

1. Suh thinks he got a legal hit on the quarterback, but the officials don’t think so and he gets flagged for the late hit.

Also Known As:

1. Flag

Sport The Term Is Used

1. Football

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