The NBA reacts to Monday Night Football's replacement ref debacle
As you might expect, Twitter exploded following the controversial finish to the Seahawks-Packers game with plenty of NBA players weighing in as well. A selection of reactions.
So the Packers and Seahawks had themselves quite an interesting finish Monday night. With tensions building around the NFL over the replacement refs, the league's spotlight game was marred by a series of unfortunate calls, the final one being the most controversial of all.
What appeared to be an interception on a last-second Hail Mary was ruled a touchdown by officials, giving Seattle a wild 14-12 win over the Packers. Something about simultaneous possession or something.
Not gonna watch another nfl game until real refs r back. What a farce— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) September 25, 2012
I'm Not Watching #NFL Football Anymore.... These Refs Are A Joke.....— Carl Landry (@CarlLandry) September 25, 2012
This will be the end of the replacement refs!Sorry guys u just blew a game that a ten year old could have called right!— Chris Kaman (@ChrisKaman) September 25, 2012
I'm pissed, and I don't like either team, just a fan of the game...#nolockoutisgood— Marcus Camby (@MarcusCamby23) September 25, 2012
These replacement refs gotta go man!! Packers just got game took from them. I LOVE NFL football to much to see this type of work.— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 25, 2012
Smh I don't even wanna know how the packers are feeling after that call...— Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) September 25, 2012
I can't watch football anymore. This is terrible— Maurice Harkless (@moe_harkless) September 25, 2012
This crazy. Clearly an interception. I'm done with football.— Anthony Davis (@AntDavis23) September 25, 2012
What is going on in the NFL? Bad bad bad call— José Juan Barea (@jjbareapr) September 25, 2012
Man these refs are terrible.— Jason Richardson (@jrich23) September 25, 2012
I'm officially boycotting the NFL, what a joke... Haha— David Lee (@Dlee042) September 25, 2012
These refs are about to get roasted.— Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) September 25, 2012
I might be done with football til the refs come back— Terrence Jones (@TerrenceJones1) September 25, 2012
Ok football is out of hand! They need the real refs back— chase budinger (@CBudinger) September 25, 2012
They got robbed!!!— Tony Allen (@aa000G9) September 25, 2012
Lol the game was like Allstate and that last play was Mayhem lol #classic— Nate Robinson (@nate_robinson) September 25, 2012
Just found out there's a 1-week training program to be an NFL ref. Now it alllll makes sense...— Danny Granger (@dgranger33) September 25, 2012
It's one thing for the replacement refs to get it wrong, but how do they confirm it on the replay?— Jon Leuer (@JLeu30) September 25, 2012
The real refs swag are gonna be outta control when they get back.. They prob wanna fly private now, roll around the field on Segway's— Quincy Pondexter (@QuincyPondexter) September 25, 2012
After seeing the 2nd half of the Packer game I may never watch another NFL game until the real refs are back!— Steve Novak (@stevenovak20) September 25, 2012
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