NFL ref rage fuels swift response from armchair quarterbacks Frustration reached new heights Monday as fans and players tweeted obscenities while meme generators worked overtime macleans.ca September 25, 2012 Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email 0 [View the story “NFL ref rage fuels swift response from armchair quarterbacks” on Storify] NFL ref rage fuels swift response from armchair quarterbacks Frustration with replacement refs in the National Football League reached new heights on Monday evening as coaches chased refs, fans tweeted obscenities and meme generators got stuck in overdrive: Storified by Maclean’s Magazine · Tue, Sep 25 2012 04:14:59 NFL REF RAGE.Matt Wittyngham These games are a joke.Troy Aikman Okay, TOTALLY TIME for the Cheap Assed Owners to PONY UP!! These refs are in Over their heads!!! OBVIOUSLY!!!Samuel L. Jackson referee in the NFL worse than Mel GibsonThe Iron Sheik Dear #NFL, I think I speak for everyone when I say BRING THE REAL REFS BACK!!!Men’s Humor The NFL replacement refs right now http://pic.twitter.com/SPh2jeSX Libra Sep. 28 NFL this is an embarrassment! Please get the real refs back.mark schlereth is this ref situation worse than a lockout? i think it might be… #NFFailAdam Rosen Sort of hilarious that all players are leaving the field and refs are still on the field dumb founded uncertain what to do. #NFL = #NFaiL #NFFAIL http://twitpic.com/ay3tt6Jeremy Bingaman The only thing in the #NFL more broken than #PeteCarrolls Nose are these #ReplacmentOfficialsScott Timko Got to hand it to Green Bay for coming back for extra point – I don’t think I’d do the same #NFaiL #EndTheStrikePlease If that doesn’t end the owners’ lockout of the real refs, I don’t know what will. The NFL looks like the WWE.Skip Bayless NFL Replacement REFS are a joke http://pic.twitter.com/4Vqk3sJENorth Florida Gents LOL at the NFL. What an absolute joke.Brett Caramalis Troy Aikmen wants you back. Willie Nelson wants you back. NASA wants you back & the Bush twins want you backJoelle Nicole Dear NFL Refs, please come back! http://pic.twitter.com/uVqG5kBTBryan Greig RT @jager42: Nfl refs… Lmao #truestory http://pic.twitter.com/inz40AVYShane Zieman @nfl refs tonight! #smh #idiots http://pic.twitter.com/aO1yijLYHaley Cox Thanks for the support.Dezman Moses Fuck it NFL.. Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs.TJ Lang #NFL C’MON MAN! Can’t even be upset anymore. All I can do is laugh. Laugh at the #NFL for allowing America’s game to come this. WOW!Greg Jennings “@Madalyn_Palash: @TJLang70 @JermichaelF88 @GregJennings @nfl #refs http://pic.twitter.com/hm5WQVPM”. Love it!Greg Jennings Not only did the Replacement Refs blow the game, they also made Twitter explode. #nflCrystal Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Filed under: NFL Advertisement About this author macleans.ca Macleans.ca administrator Other articles Maclean's on the Hill: On drugs, deficits and doctor-assisted death What's the minimum IQ of a genius? Take our Maclean's Quiz challenge! + 14 more posts this week Advertisement Post navigation Previous March of the sneakerheads: Inside the NBA’s shoe culture Next Read the best we have to offer with the new Maclean’s app.