Stars React to NFL Replacement Refs
By JACKIE WILLIS
September 25, 2012
Football fans are up in arms over the NFL referee lockout, especially after the Seattle Seahawks' 14-12 win over the Green Bay Packers, a win many believe was due to an incorrect call on the last play of the game. This led to a Twitter uproar, with even the most famous sports enthusiasts tweeting about the replacement refs.
President Barack Obama's Twitter: "President Obama last week: 'Is it just me or do we have to get our regular refs back?'" Another tweet reads: "NFL fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs' lockout is settled soon. -bo"
Lebron James: "I simply just LOVE the NFL too much to see these mistakes. I'm sick like I just played for the Packers."
Chris Rock: "If you’re holding your baby & I walk up and hug it, according to the NFL replacement refs, you have to give me your baby. #MNF [Green Bay]"
Benji Madden: "I guess all these @NFL players are getting a little taste of what it's like to be in the music industry. LOL"
Chelsea Lately comedian Josh Wolf: "An NFL ref just stopped by my house and told me I scored a touchdown."
Khloe Kardashian Odom: "Bad day to be a replacement ref SMH."
Private Practice star Paul Adelstein: "Hey all you NFL fans saying the ref situation won't be addressed until a game comes down to one bad call?? #It'sTime #NFL"
Arsenio Hall: "I'm going back to my old Paramount office and late night show in about 50 weeks, otherwise I'd be a ref! I couldn't do any worse!"
Bill Maher: "So the NFL with replacement refs is now like a card game with Jokers included as wild cards - every 10 plays or so it just makes no sense."
Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams: "Dear @nflcommish, figure this ref situation out pronto por favor. These refs are ruining everything!! #DramaticButAccurateFanTweet"
Reggie Bush: "Refs single handedly blew this one..."
FOX analyst and former NFL player Troy Aikman: "These games are a joke."
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said, "I'm going to start off with something that was really troubling that occurred last night. Did you guys watch that Packer game last night? I mean give me a break! It is time to get the real refs."
The NFL met with the referees on Sunday, but no deal has yet to be made. The refs are seeking higher salaries as well as a pension plan. Until, the replacement referees will continue to make the controversial calls.