‘Real’ Refs return to the NFL!
As of midnight, the wait is over; the ‘real’ refs are finally returning to the NFL! Replacement refs have been making a debacle of game; climaxed by the Monday Night Football (MNF) disaster call! Twitter may have been the catalyst for getting the ‘real refs back in the game! After the MNF disaster call, a lot of athletes, celebrities, and even Lebron chimed (twittered) their dismay for the NFL replacement refs! $150 Million to $250 Million in bets were shifted over the MNF disaster call! In other instances, Patriots’ coach Bill Belicheck was slapped with a $50K fine for grabbing a referee, and Redskins’ offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan was hit with a $25K fine for berating the replacement refs!
In the MNF disaster call, the Seattle Seahawks were down 7-12 (to the Green Bay Packers) with seconds to go on the clock! Seahawks’ QB Russell Wilson tossed a hail-mary that landed in the hands of Seahawks’ WR Golden Tate and Packers’ CB Sam Shields simultaneously! Tate should have been called for an offensive pass interference, which put him in position to make the simultaneous catch in the first place. The refs would not allow a review of the play, and consequently the Seahawks won 14-12 over the Packers! Both Tate and the replacement refs themselves admit that Tate committed a offensive pass interference on the play! Check out the controversial call on video in slow motion right below!