Packers vs. Seahawks: Notable Twitter reaction from around the world
Many NFL fans wondered when the time would come that replacement officials would make an improper game defining call. Well, it happened Monday night in Seattle as the Packers fell to the Seahawks 14-12 on TD pass from Russell Wilson to Golden Tate. Replays clearly showed that Packers safety MD Jennings had control of the jump ball as he fell to the turf. The officials, both on the field and in the replay booth, ruled that Tate had control of the ball.
The wrong call was made. Plain and simple. As you can imagine, Twitterverse exploded following the game. Below are some notable tweets from a small portion of the viewing audience (and players).
"13th man beat us tonight." — Packers tight end Tom Crabtree.
"Got (explative) by the refs. Embarassing. thanks nfl" -- Packers guard TJ Lang.
"We need to start a fund for @TJLang70 Dat dude gonna get fined to the moon!" -- 49ers running back Frank Gore.
"Drama. Great for business. Godspeed, Ed Hochuli" — Houston Texans running back Arian Foster.
"I simply just LOVE the NFL to much to see these mistakes. I'm sick like I just played for the Packers" — LeBron James.
"This is what the NFL has come down to, & yet they tell you to respect the shield! Lol. But they'll try to fine us for everything thing we do." — Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett.
"These games are a joke." — Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current NFL broadcaster Troy Aikman.
"Not gonna watch another nfl game until real refs r back. What a farce" — Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki.
"That is unreal. I'm actually mad and I don't even have a dog in the fight. I'm sick." — Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria.
"That's the worst thing I've ever seen." — Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli.
"All nfl fans watch the Ryder Cup this week, we got no refs." — Masters champion Bubba Watson.
"These refs gotta go I'm sorry" — Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush.
"These refs are in Over their heads!!! OBVIOUSLY!!!" — Actor Samuel L. Jackson.