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Source: Fox News

NFL referees come under fire over questionable calls

Tuesday 11:46 GMT

NFL referees across the league came under fire for a slew of questionable calls that threw a wrench in a few games Sunday.

Players and coaches on multiple teams – including the New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Philadelphia Eagles  - took shots at the officiating after their games ended, saying they felt like they may have been hosed by some of the calls that were made. NFL referees across the league came under fire for a slew of questionable calls that threw a wrench in a few games Sunday.

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Source: The Guradian

Hostile players, irate fans and decisions that haunt you: who’d be a football ref?

Sunday 12:39 GMT

From children’s matches, where under-8s re-enact the cheating of the professional game, to the Premier League, where tens of thousands of people gather to sing, to the tune of Blue Moon, “Shit ref / You’re just another shit ref”, to be a match official is to be, in the vernacular of football, “the bastard in the black”.

In Yorkshire, they still curse the name of Ray Tinkler, the referee who in April 1971 allowed West Bromwich Albion to score a goal Leeds United believed cost them the league title; fans – not hooligans, but irate middle-aged men in raincoats – invaded the pitch.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte