September 25th, 2012
09:39 PM ET

The Replacement Refs Strike Again: Blown call cost Packers the game

A controversial call during last night's game between Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks has been the talk of the town for the past 48 hours. What looked like an interception by the Packers was ruled a touchdown for the Seahawks, giving them the victory.

The reaction to last night's game brought to light an ongoing problem that football fans, including one hi-profile fan, President Barack Obama have with replacement referees.

"NFL fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs' lockout is settled soon," said President Obama on Twitter.

The NFL hired replacement referees after it locked out its referees union because they failed to come to a new collective bargaining agreement. So is it time to oust the replacements?

OutFront tonight: Mitch Albom, best-selling author and sports writer.

NFL: Controversial end zone call was wrong, but Seattle victory stands

The National Football League agreed Tuesday that Green Bay Packers should have won their Monday Night Football game, but said a blown penalty call by replacement referees that should have invalidated the Seattle Seahawks victory wasn't reviewable.

"This should have been a penalty for offensive pass interference, which would have ended the game," the NFL said in a statement on Tuesday. "It was not called and is not reviewable in instant replay."

The league then added: "The result of the game is final."


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