Football Fans Outraged Over NFL Refs: Storify

By R. Stickney
|  Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012  |  Updated 7:27 AM PDT
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Football Fans Outraged Over NFL Refs

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Wide receiver Golden Tate of the Seattle Seahawks makes a catch in the end zone to defeat the Green Bay Packers 14-12 on a controversial call by the officials.

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The furor over the work of the NFL's replacement referees has been stoked by last night's game-winning play at the end of the Seahawks-Packers matchup.

Seattle beat visiting Green Bay 14-12 on Russell Wilson's disputed 24-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate on the game's final play. Tate appeared to push off on the play in the end zone, and Green Bay's M.D. Jennings got both hands on the ball.

But Tate wrestled Jennings for possession before one of the officials signaled a touchdown while another waved his hands.

After a lengthy review, referee Wayne Elliott announced "the ruling on the field stands."

And that's when the furor began on social media....

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