The replacement NFL referees involved in Monday night’s frenzy are not new to league criticism or reprimand.
Officials from the Lingerie Football League revealed that the refs involved in Monday’s Seattle Seahawks game were fired from their league.
"Due to several on-field occurrences of incompetent officiating, we chose to part ways with a crew which apparently is now officiating in the NFL," said Mitch Mortaza, Lingerie League commissioner. "We have a lot of respect for our officials but we felt the officiating was not in line with our expectations.
"We have not made public comment to date because we felt it was not our place to do so. However in light of tonight's event, we felt it was only fair that NFL fans knew the truth as to who are officiating these games," Mortaza said.
The refs are under fire by the media and football fans across the country after they ruled a controversial play as a touchdown for the Seattle Seahawks. However, the play was later recognized as a blatant foul on the part of Seahawks and a clear interception by the Green Bay Packers.