Web explodes over 'MNF' call

Updated: September 25, 2012, 11:06 AM ET

After a controversial officials' ruling left the Seattle Seahawks winning in a bizarre finish over the Green Bay Packers on "Monday Night Football," Packers guard T.J. Lang tweeted: "Got f---- by the refs.. Embarrassing. Thanks nfl."

A short time later, Lang added: "F---- it NFL.. Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs." Packers guard Josh Sitton also took issue with the finish, suggesting the NFL owes the team an apology. Seahawks receiver Golden Tate's comments about the catch set Sitton off further as he tweeted: "Golden tate is full of s--- too. Saying he clearly caught that is embarrassing! F---- jokers!"

Many on Twitter and ESPN's conversations agreed that it's time for the NFL to do something about the officiating, which has been at issue this season after the league locked out its regular game officials in a contract dispute.

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Fan reaction

CityofSteel1979: That wasnt even close to a simultaneous catch.

PackerBadg3rFAN: I'm done with nfl football until they reward the packers the game..

utepforever: Wow! What a terrible call. Offensive pass interference..Green bay wins. Just sayin'!

Canefan321: give the regular refs whatever they want . At least this wasn't a postseason game.

nancyjfey: Wow, Seattle Seahawks were given a gift by the replacement officials. First the officials missed the pass interference by Tate then they gave him the touchdown when Jennings clearly had the ball. It is time for the NFL to settle with the referees already.

djrussum: I am a Seahawks fan but if this doesn't push the ref situation over the edge I don't know what will.


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