The Replacement Refs…it's like a bad Hollywood movie. It's also the Internet's favorite meme at the moment ("Flagrant Foul, Two Free Throws!").
So it comes as little surprise that celebrities took to Twitter today to weigh in on last night's blown call on Monday Night Football in which the NFL's substitute referees inexplicably gave a
home run touchdown—and the win—to the Seattle Seahawks over the Green Bay Packers, this when it was obvious to everyone and their mother that the latter had the victory securely in hand after intercepting a Hail Mary pass. (The NFL, however, released a statement today in which they defended the call.)
Based on the tweets, there's plenty of snark and outrage to go around over what's surely one of the most bizarre official fumbles in football history (see the video below).
Mark Cuban: "I would love to see what my reaction would be if a Mavs game ended like
#MNF. #Expensive #NBAtime"
President Barack Obama: "NFL fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs' lockout is settled soon."
Khloé Kardashian Odom: "Bad day to be a replacement ref SMH."
LeBron James: "These replacement refs gotta go man!! Packers just got game took from them. I LOVE NFL football to much to see this type of work. I simply just LOVE the NFL to much to see these mistakes. I'm sick like I just played for the Packers."
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"
Patton Oswalt: "'Replacement Refs!' It writes itself!" -- every sh--ty screenwriter in every L.A. Starbucks right now."
Daniel Tosh: "To all nfl players, sit at home this week and i guarantee the real refs will be back next week."
Derrrick Rose: "Ashton Kutcher just walked into the Green Bay locker room and told them they've been punked"
Adam Shankman: "If @BarackObama wants 2 really get America behind him, he should address the replacement refs disaster at the UN speech! & the mideast too."
Sean Hannity: "I haven't seen as many tweets about a football game since ... well ... ever…Ridiculous."