Penn State Coach Forces Players to Shake Hands After Loss

November 5, 2017 Updated: November 5, 2017

Penn State lost to Michigan State on Saturday, but it’s what happened after the game that’s drawing international attention.

James Franklin, the coach of Penn State, was filmed chasing down his players after the loss as they were exiting the field. Some players didn’t shake hands with members of the Michigan State squad after the gut-wrenching 27-24 loss in East Lansing, Michigan.

Franklin, 45, forced his players to return and shake hands to show good sportsmanship.

“I saw a few of our players running off the field, not going to shake hands. We’re going to win with class and we are going to lose with class, and we are going to shake people’s hands and give them credit because they deserved it,” he said, Yahoo Sports reported.

“To make sure everybody’s clear, and don’t misinterpret this at the end of the game that I was running off the field. I would never do that,” Franklin added.