SEATTLE (CBS Seattle/AP) — This is what it has come down to with the NFL replacement referees: “F*** it NFL.”
Replacement ref rage peaked Monday night thanks to Seattle’s Golden Tate, and a bizarre touchdown call that will be debated, questioned and re-ignite frustrations over the locked-out officials.
Tate pushed a Green Bay defender out of the way, wrestled another for the ball and was awarded a touchdown on the final play to give the Seahawks a 14-12 victory over the Packers.
The game wasn’t over for another 10 minutes after both teams went to their locker rooms and were summoned back to the field for the extra point. But that was just the cap to one of the most bizarre finishes in recent memory.
Packers’ players took their anger out on Twitter following the game, especially offensive lineman T.J. Lang, who will most likely get fined by the NFL.
“Got f***** by the refs.. Embarrassing. Thanks nfl,” Lang tweeted, later adding, “Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs.”