The NFL replacement refs saga received another black eye following the strange ending to Monday night’s Seahawks-Packers game. The Seahawks came out on top, 14-12, following a questionable touchdown call, which was reviewed and upheld.
The Twitterverse exploded following the game. Check out some reactions below:
Tweet of the night
Perrish Cox, 49ers cornerback (@pcox16) "Is the refs workin for the buffalo wild wings commercial?"
Greg Jennings, Packers receiver (@GregJennings) "#NFL C'MON MAN! Can't even be upset anymore. All I can do is laugh. Laugh at the #NFL for allowing America's game to come this. WOW!"
Tom Crabtree, Packers tight end (@TCrabtree83) “13th man beat us tonight.”
Johnny Jolly, Packers defensive end (@JJolly97) "Russel Wilson first qb ever to throw a game winning int"
T.J. Lang, Packers guard (@TJLang70) "Any player/coach in Seattle that really thinks they won that game has zero integrity as a man and should be embarrassed."
Alex Green, Packers running back (AGreen_20) "Guess we kno the real meaning of 12th man, welp headed back to Gbay...it's still #packernation"
Jerel Worthy, Packers defensive end (@I_AM_WORTHY99) "All I can do is shake my head But God has a bigger plan for us Nothin but positive things that can come from this don't worry fans were good"
Brett Goode, Packers long snapper (@BGoode61) "I think we need a personal apology in person...."
C.J. Wilson, Packers defensive lineman (@cjwilson95) "Can't believe this.. Never seen anything like it."
Davon House, Packers cornerback (@devo31) "WOW!!! Win, lose or ROBBED Still want to thank GOD for keeping us healthy and giving us this great sport to play!"
Russell Wilson, Seahawks quarterback (@DangeRussWilson) "Great win and way to finish! Never ever give up! Defense was lights out! #12thman was crazy loud! @Seahawks #gohawks"
Pete Carroll, Seahawks head coach (@PeteCarroll) "WOW!!! What a game!! Love our guys for battling all the way to the end and never giving up! #Seahawks"
Chris Maragos, Seahawks safety (@ChrisMaragos) "#12thman that was crazy! Best game ive ever played in period! On to the next! #Seahawks"
Leon Washington, Seahawks running back/punt returner (@Leon_Washington) "Big Win #12thMan Thanks 4 never giving Up. Finish Finish Finish."
K.J. Wright, Seahawks linebacker (@KJ_WRIGHT34) "Y'all stop trying to take my joy please... Because it ain't go work!"
Brent Celek, Eagles tight end (@BrentCelek) "Oh wow. Can't wait to see the backlash here"
Cullen Jenkins, Eagles defensive tackle (@CullenJenkins) "GB got robbed. Smh"
Other NFL players
Drew Brees, Saints quarterback (@drewbrees) "I love this league and love the game of football, but tonight’s debacle hurts me greatly. This is NOT the league we’re supposed to represent"
Reggie Bush, Dolphins running back (@reggie_bush) “These refs gotta go I’m sorry”
Stevie Johnson, Bills receiver (@StevieJohnson13) “Yeeeee! Score 1 for the Good Guys. Way to Go Stripes! Always good seeing a fellow WR get credit for a TD.......ON A INTERCEPTION. Yesss”
Troy Aikman, Former Cowboys quarterback (@TroyAikman) “These games are a joke.”
Paul Domowitch, Daily News columnist (@pdomo) “How can that be ruled a TD? The fix is in. Pro wrestling has more integrity than the NFL.”
Sam Carchidi, Inquirer staff writer (@broadstreetbull) “Well, if that missed called doesn't cause the NFL to bring back the refs, nothing will. #Disgraceful #NationalFutilityLeague”
Bob Ford, Inquirer columnist (@bobfordsports) “Ok, it happened. The refs changed the outcome of a game. What else needs to happen? NFL would be better with call-your-own right now.”
Brian McCardle is a sports producer at philly.com. You can reach him by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Brian on Twitter: @BriMcCardle