This definitely takes the cake.
The final play of Monday Night Football between Seattle and Green Bay just set football back about 11 and a half years. With a few seconds left on the game clock and the Seahawks down 12-7, Russell Martin threw a hail-mary that Seattle’s Golden Tate came down with. Or did he? Well, he was credited with it at least.
Not only did Golden Tate shove Sam Shields before he jumped for the ball, but he didn’t even come down with the ball. There’s a “simultaneous possession” rule which gives the reception to the offensive player. But Tate had one arm on the ball while Jennings from Green Bay clearly had two.
Two replacement refs are standing over the play and once signals TD, and the other doesn’t. Final result: Touchdown, Seattle “wins” 14-12.
This is the worst replacement ref incident by far this season and it happened on a national stage. This gives the locked out refs a ton of leverage in their negotiations.