US sport stunned by 'worst call in history'

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A college football star in America was on the receiving end of a penalty that had fans and commentators scratching their heads.

Iowa State wide receiver Xavier Hutchinson beat his Oklahoma opponent to get into the backfield and score a 51-yard touchdown.

But the referee threw a flag and took the touchdown off Hutchinson, instead penalising the college star for "taunting" - unsportsmanlike conduct.

The match official took exception to the way the scorer had run to the in-goal, with Hutchinson changing his gait slightly to include something similar to a goosestep.

"The touchdown will come back. It's going to be... taunting? Come on," exclaimed an Iowa State commentator.

"The kind of thing you never see called. Did he raise the ball?

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Wide receiver Xavier Hutchinson of the Iowa State Cyclones. (Getty)

"The fun police are out. Come on... this is like the worst call in NCAA history."

Hutchinson was the star of the game, despite the bizarre penalty, and was later asked about the unusual incident.

"I am never, ever, ever, ever, going to look back again in my life, or show any high step in the end zone ever again," he said.

"Imma just run into the end zone and hand the ball to the ref. That's it."

Pundits on social media appeared unanimous in disagreeing with the referee's decision.

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