The Carolina Panthers played well throughout most of their game against the Minnesota Vikings, with Cam Newton putting on a show, but ultimately came up short in a 24-21 loss. A late third down run by Newton was negated by an apparent hold committed by wide receiver Steve Smith, and it wasn't the first call that did not go his way on the afternoon. This forced the Panthers into a game-tying field goal attempt, which Olindo Mare missed.
After the games, Smith had some not so nice criticism. Under the veil of accepting any official's decision, Smith decided to call the official who made the call incompetent in the most respectful way he could. Video after the jump.
Apparently, Smith is dissatisfied with the advanced age and physical fitness of the official who called holding on him. But, Smith says the gimping 70-year-old man must have got the call right, because he's the official. See guys, no criticizing the refs here!