It’s only the first game of the season and fans already believe refs are rigging games.
During Thursday night’s season opening game Bucs offensive lineman Ryan Jensen was penalized for taunting after he mocked Cowboys defensive lineman Carlos Watkins, who got caught throwing a punch in front of a ref.
— Viral Sports (@NotScTop10plays) September 10, 2021
While discussing the penalty call, one ref told another ref “let’s just say’ before realizing his mic was on and immediately cut it off.
NFL referee forgets to cut his mic before talking to other ref, what were we about to hear #bucsvscowboys pic.twitter.com/Wp3O6ejTRC
— The NBA Expert (@RealNBAExpert) September 10, 2021
“let’s just say” what? Ref 🤔 pic.twitter.com/q2q0c9QqTR
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 10, 2021
Despite an “offsetting penalties” call, fans immediately accused the ref of being up to no good.
Boys cheating already https://t.co/SjQ17Mu2Em
— 🥷.. (@_Donnysmoove) September 10, 2021
aaaaand the fix is in folks https://t.co/yznwZr4VPF
— extremely hopeful cowboys fan (@__shoddy) September 10, 2021
Lmfao Tom got dem boys paid off we cooked https://t.co/qtzOS1xkhp
— Vito Scaletta (@DFreeFigueroa) September 10, 2021
Jerry check cleared https://t.co/R2PyZGtlW4
— 𝓓𝓲𝓪𝓶𝓸𝓷𝓽é 𝓕𝓪𝓷 ♊ (@ShadoSolo) September 10, 2021
Refs out here cheating lmao 🤣
— Kaleb Casteel (@K_Casteel_) September 10, 2021
Sketchy as hell https://t.co/Y7nNeTgoS0
— Paco (@FuxkPalmr) September 10, 2021
them refs cheating in 4K lmaooooo
— 🏆 (@JustDoItBari) September 10, 2021