NFL Replacement Referee Debacle Sparks Player, Celebrity Outrage

9:07 AM PST 09/25/2012 by Jordan Zakarin
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A disputed touchdown that ended Monday night's Packers-Seahawks game was the latest offense by non-union officials, who have been pilloried by criticism.

Fans, players and movie stars alike are throwing the flag on the NFL's referee lockout.

The league, which barred officials from working games as they continue to fight over salary, has installed replacement referees, and it's proven disastrous. Blown calls have cost teams games, and after a disputed touchdown between the Packers and Seahawks on Monday night -- it looked like an interception by Green Bay, but was ruled a TD for Seattle -- that decided the game, Hollywood blew up on Twitter.

Celebrities: just regular old football fans like the rest of us.

Players involved in the game also were outraged, and the harshest (and funniest) of tweets are highlighted below.

 

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