It's obvious that the replacement ref situation is really frustrating not only the fans, but also the NFL coaches and players. And the Patriots are starting to express it. Between Bill Belichick grabbing an official after the game and Brandon Spikes' profanity-laced Twitter post below, it's obvious that the situation is getting out of hand, and hopefully it will force the NFL to take notice and come to terms with the regular officials.
Can someone please tell these f#cking zebras foot locker called and they’re needed Back at work !!!! #BreakingPointSeveral other Patriots players also expressed frustration (presumably at the officials), some using inappropriate words, others avoiding them:
— brandon spikes (@BrandonSpikes55) September 24, 2012
I got so much shit I wanna say right now! But ima be quiet........
— Kyle Love (@KyleLove74) September 24, 2012
Bleep, explicit, Bleep, explicit, Bleep, explicit, Bleep, explicit, Bleep, explicit, Bleep, explicit!!!!!!
— Sterling Moore(@SterlingMoore) September 24, 2012
All I can say is... Wow. #ontothenextone
— Stevan Ridley (@StevanRidley) September 24, 2012
Tough loss but wtf was going on.....— Donta Hightower (@zeus30hightower) September 24, 2012