Cardinals’ DeAndre Hopkins flips the bird to ref after pass interference call

Jan 3, 2021, 5:14 PM | Updated: 5:37 pm

(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)...

(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Emotions were running high in the Arizona Cardinals’ 2020 regular season finale.

With starting quarterback Kyler Murray hobbled by a first-quarter leg injury, the Cardinals had to turn to backup Chris Streveler for the majority of Sunday’s 18-7 loss.

Down 15-7 in the third quarter, Streveler attempted a deep pass to Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

The catch was made, but Hopkins was flagged for offensive pass interference after jostling with a Rams defender for position. The 40-yard pass play was nullified, leaving a visibly frustrated Hopkins on the other end.

Arguing with the referee, Hopkins let his emotions get the best of him, flipping the bird at the official and earning a 15-yard penalty on top of the OPI.

The Cardinals would fail to come away with points and instead had to punt away.

Following the loss, the All-Pro provided his two cents on the matter.

The team did see some good news in the form of Murray’s return in the fourth quarter.

The quarterback returned to action in the early in the fourth quarter after missing most of the game due to injury.

Unfortunately for Arizona, the return was not enough.

Presented By
Western Governors University

Arizona Cardinals

Garrett Williams introductory press conference...

Tyler Drake

Arizona Cardinals designate rookie CB Garrett Williams for return off NFI

The Cardinals designated rookie cornerback Garrett Williams for return from the non-football injury list on Wednesday.

18 minutes ago

Nolan Cooney...

Tyler Drake

Cardinals release P Nolan Cooney, sign 2 to active roster

The Arizona Cardinals released punter Nolan Cooney and added Blake Gillikin on Tuesday afternoon, the team announced.

21 hours ago

Dante Stills...

Tyler Drake

New era notes: Cardinals’ Dante Stills impressing as snaps pile up

Rookie Dante Stills is flying under the radar as he slowly but surely gets the chance to prove himself along the defensive line.

2 days ago

Christian Matthew at training camp...

Tyler Drake

Cardinals release CB Christian Matthew, 2 others from 53-man roster

The Arizona Cardinals released cornerbacks Kris Boyd and Christian Matthew and offensive lineman Ilm Manning on Monday.

2 days ago

Presented By...

Arizona Sports Video

Video: Bickley Blast: Why Arizona fans should be optimistic after weekend of Cardinals, Diamondbacks losses

It was a weekend of losses for sports teams across the Valley, including Team U.S.A. in the Ryder Cup, but Dan Bickley explains why Arizona sports fans should be optimistic heading into a new week. Video: Felisa Cárdenas/Arizona Sports Presented By

2 days ago

Michael Wilson celebrates...

Tyler Drake

Cardinals still show progress despite lopsided loss to 49ers

The scoreboard read in favor of the 49ers, but there were still positives to take away from the Cardinals' third loss of 2023.

3 days ago

Cardinals’ DeAndre Hopkins flips the bird to ref after pass interference call