The rule where a dynamite return (kickoff or punt) is negated by a blocking from behind penalty on the other side of the field (or way behind the play) has to be changed.
Too many officials get a certain amount of joy dropping a flag when the TD return hits the stretch cuz some idiot player decides to inflict himself on an opponent.
Here’s how you handle it.
Let the TD stand - if its obvious the penalty was NOT in the line of play to the endzone.
Instead, give the guilty party a 15 yd penalty (for stupidity basically) to be tacked on against the kickoff. Not that easy, if there was any intent to injure the player should be suspended for the game, face a 1 game financial penalty in fines and be on the watch list for subsequent/similar infractions.
I think that might tighten the penalties and discipline significantly. It won’t remove them all - cuz stupidity is endemic.
But it will prevent the officials from soiling some great plays with inconsequential (to the return) penalties. Refs will have to get their joy somewhere else!