Monday night's game between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers ended with one of the most -- if not the most -- controversial calls in NFL history.
A hail Mary as time expired was ruled to be a game-ending touchdown for the Seahawks, even though the play appeared to be a Packers interception and touchback.
The outrage started immediately on the broadcast and on Twitter, as analysts and fans alike voiced their displeasure in the call by the replacement referees.
Not long after the game ended, NFL players and other notable sports figures began chiming in on the decision. Here is a roundup of the reactions.
Got fucked by the refs.. Embarrassing. Thanks nfl— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) September 25, 2012
Fuck it NFL.. Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs.— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) September 25, 2012
Any player/coach in Seattle that really thinks they won that game has zero integrity as a man and should be embarrassed.— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) September 25, 2012
13th man beat us tonight.— Tom Crabtree (@TCrabtree83) September 25, 2012
Refs single handedly blew this one...— Reggie Bush (@reggie_bush) September 25, 2012
Yeeeee! Score 1 for the Good Guys. Way to Go Stripes! Always good seeing a fellow WR get credit for a TD.......ON A INTERCEPTION. Yesss— Stevie Johnson (@StevieJohnson13) September 25, 2012
Just saw that catch. Shit just got real for Roger and the replacements.— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) September 25, 2012
These games are a joke.— Troy Aikman (@TroyAikman) September 25, 2012
Seattle u can't feel good about tht win... Because y'all really lost... The refs give y'all the game...— Nick Collins (@nickthepick36) September 25, 2012
U can't even be truly happy as a player to win in such a cheating fashion. Sum funky wins u take but this ain't them kind. Pay the real refs— Desmond bishop (@Desbishop55) September 25, 2012
This is all I ask of the refs. Read the rule book. Its all you have to do all week. At least know the damn rules and how to implement them.— Nick Sundberg (@NickSundberg) September 25, 2012
Roger has got some explaining to do tomorrow lol #pleasepaytherefs— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) September 25, 2012
Back from Seahawks locker room. Officiating top subject there too. Players want real officials back. Citing integrity of game.— Mike Sando, ESPN.com (@espn_nfcwest) September 25, 2012
Drama. Great for business. Godspeed, Ed Hochuli.— Arian Foster (@ArianFoster) September 25, 2012
Ref who signaled TD does JUCO football and basketball in California. One who didn't has reffed Big 12, arena and NFL Europe.— Stefan Fatsis (@stefanfatsis) September 25, 2012
WOW!!! What a game!! Love our guys for battling all the way to the end and never giving up! #Seahawks— Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) September 25, 2012