The Internet is still buzzing from the controversial finish to the NFL Monday Night Football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks. After a replacement referee made a highly questionable call that altered the outcome of the game, many NFL fans and sports analysts bombarded Twitter with complains – and comparing the NFL to WWE.
Immediately after the NFL game, Vince McMahon and WWE were trending worldwide, with Twitter fans suggesting that the NFL referee’s officiating was as bad as WWE’s refs.
Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) of ESPN’s First Take tweeted:
“If that doesn’t end the owners’ lockout of the real refs, I don’t know what will. The NFL looks like the WWE.”
ESPN’s Rob Parker (@RobParkerESPN) said:
“Can’t sleep. The NFL turned into the WWE right before my eyes. #thathadtobefake”
WWE’s Joey Styles responded to the anti-WWE backlash:
“Even the worst @wwe referee is better than an @nfl replacement official. #RAW”
Jim Ross suggested that the referees who called the Packers vs. Seahawks game were seen getting on to a WWE jet bound for Montreal – a reference to the infamous Montreal Screwjob:
“The officials who called #nfl game between #packers vs #seahawks were allegedly seen getting on a #WWE jet bound for Montreal. WTH?!
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