If you’re not a sports fan, you might have heard about a lot of people complaining about NFL refs, especially after this week’s Monday Night Football game. What could they possibly be complaining about so fervently? Well, the NFL has been experiencing a labor strike by their referees over disagreements on pension plans.
That means that the professional NFL Refs are not refereeing games for the NFL teams. The NFL was forced to hire less-than-pro refs for the pre-season and the current season. There have been a lot of issues lately with bad calls. Some of these calls have affected how the games could have gone. Some of the penalties that have been wrongly called or simply missed can turn the tide of a game in favor of one team of the other.
On Monday night the game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks was going along as many of the recent NFL games have been going along. Lots of minor problems, poor refereeing in some cases too. But at the end of the game, things got completely out of control with a horrible call that cost the Packers the game.
Twitter blew up after the call. We thought we’d share with you some of the most memorable <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/25/green-bay-packers-seahawks-twitter-reaction_n_1911603.html”>tweets</a> from fans and players alike:
“Got (robbed) by the refs.. Embarrassing. Thanks nfl”Green Baylineman T.J. Lang
“Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs.” Lang again.
“13th man beat us tonight.”Green Baytight end Tom Crabtree
“These games are a joke.” Troy Aikman
“That’s the worst thing I’ve ever seen.” Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli
“These refs are in over their heads!!! OBVIOUSLY!!!” Samuel L. Jackson
“These refs gotta go I’m sorry” Dolphis running back Reggie Bush
These are just a few of the tweets that filled up the twitterverse after the game. With a little looking you can probably find a lot more!