Referee Tony Brothers is not very popular among Celtics fans right about now.
On Monday night, Brothers made some very questionable calls during game 5 in the NBA finals that made him start trending on social media.
Brother’s most controversial came in the fourth quarter when he called an offensive foul on Marcus Smart on an apparent flop by Jordan Poole.
Jordan Poole did the Marcus Smart on Marcus Smart 😬pic.twitter.com/pZcgJ45fge
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) June 14, 2022
Jordan Poole is probably questionable for Game 6 after this shot to the face. Flop City lol. pic.twitter.com/qtrT6m15wr
— Derek Jones (@DerekJones79) June 14, 2022
Celtics fans went on to rip Brothers to shreds over the crucial call in the NBA finals.
Safe to say Tony Brothers should not be officiating the NBA Finals
— Max Lederman (@Max_Lederman) June 14, 2022
Tony Brothers classic to decide a championship 👍🏾
— Cousin DPOY (not notable) (@AndrewDoxy) June 14, 2022
Why is Tony Brothers allowed anywhere near the NBA Finals?
He's blown like 5 calls
— Doug Kezirian (@DougESPN) June 14, 2022
Fire Tony Brothers… this is unreal
— Shake4ndbake (@ItsShake4ndbake) June 14, 2022
I find it hard to believe in a league where there are a TON of refs that Tony Brothers deserves two NBA Finals games.
It's really a fucking joke.
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) June 14, 2022
Tony Brothers having an incredible individual performance tonight. Single-handedly changing this game.
— Coach Udoka Enthusiast (@DiscipleofAl) June 14, 2022