Sep 25, 2012
The Monday Night Football contest between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks ended on a controversial call by replacement referees on a hail mary pass from Russell Wilson to Golden Tate.
M.D Jennings of the Green Bay Packers clearly intercepted the pass that was eventually called a touchdown for Golden Tate and the Seahawks. Amid clear distain from Mike Tirico and John Gruden regarding the blatant missed call on replay, the head referee called the pass a completion, giving the Seahawks the controversial win.
Perhaps most egregious on the part of the replacement officials was the lack of throwing the flag on pass interfearence on Golden Tate. Tate clearly pushed away a Packer defensive back to make the play.
Hopefully this is the final straw that breaks the back of the NFL in the on going labor dispute with the Referee Union. The NFL has now become a farce and Roger Goddell and the owners have ruined the start of the NFL season.
I as a football fan question why we even watch these games. It is an outrage and something must be done.