“I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed.”

That’s a phrase no man needs to listen to, whether or not out of your spouse, your dad, or your spouse’s dad. But that’s primarily what Charles Barkley’s saying to injured Auburn quarterback Bo Nix. Earlier this week, the junior signal-caller gave a lower than glowing overview about recreation officers, leaving Barkley upset days earlier than the Iron Bowl.

Auburn quarterback Bo Nix (10) celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Auburn in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Auburn won 24-19.

Auburn quarterback Bo Nix (10) celebrates after scoring a landing in the second half of an NCAA school soccer recreation in opposition to Auburn in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Auburn gained 24-19.
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According to Nix, Alabama receives preferential remedy from officers. During an look on The Next Round, he stated partly: “Just a few of those controversial calls (in a 7-point win against Arkansas) that were in that game raises some questions for sure, unless you’re an Alabama fan. But that’s just part of the game.”

And when Poppa Barkley discovered, he was none too pleased with the little cub.

“Well, first of all, I wish he hadn’t said that,” Barkley stated whereas showing on The Paul Finebaum Show Wednesday.

Auburn quarterback Bo Nix (10) slips past Arkansas defensive lineman Eric Gregory (50) as he runs for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Fayetteville, Ark.

Auburn quarterback Bo Nix (10) slips previous Arkansas defensive lineman Eric Gregory (50) as he runs for a landing throughout the second half of an NCAA school soccer recreation Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Fayetteville, Ark.
(AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Though Barkley, a former Auburn Tiger, might not disagree with Nix’s feedback, he would like the quarterback hold his feedback to himself. After all, nearly everybody throughout the school soccer panorama has had a bear of a time making an attempt to defeat Alabama, and Auburn doesn’t want to offer the Tide any extra motivation for the upcoming recreation.

“Do not poke the bear, especially if you’re not playing. When I saw that, I said, ‘Oh, calm down, little fella. You’re not even playing in the game,’” Barkley instructed Finebaum. “Don’t poke the bear.”

Nix will miss Saturday’s Iron Bowl since he needed to bear season-ending ankle surgical procedure earlier this week. Now, his teammates have to cope with the energy couple that’s the Crimson Tide and the officers with out him.

AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 28: Charles Barkley talks with fans prior to the matchup between the Auburn Tigers and the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Auburn, AL.

AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 28: Charles Barkley talks with followers previous to the matchup between the Auburn Tigers and the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Auburn, AL.
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“Listen, I like Bo Nix. It’s unfortunate he got hurt,” added Barkley. “But I was a little disappointed that he — the only time you poke the bear is if you’ve got a say in the game. And sitting over there on the sideline, you got no say in the game. So, shhhhh.”

Disappointed or not, Barkley will have to smile and bear it for one more couple of days. Alabama and Auburn gained’t kickoff till late Saturday afternoon. That leaves a lot of time in your mother and father, partner, in-laws and even Sir Charles to forgive and neglect.