Football fans call for return of NFL referees

BELMAR - NFL fans reeling over last night's controversial call made by replacement referees are demanding the return of real refs to the game.

NFL referees have been locked out due to a labor dispute, and their replacements are stirring up controversy over what some say are blown calls.

Last night, a controversial call made by replacement referees gave a questionable winning touchdown to the Seattle Seahawks over the Green Bay Packers.

The controversy has made its way to the New Jersey Senate, with Democrat Steve Sweeney drafting a bill to ban replacement referees from professional sports in New Jersey.

Sweeney, a Green Bay Packers fan, says the replacement referees have "made a mockery of the sport" and increased the potential for injuries.

Legislator to seek ban on replacement refs in NJ

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Here is the latest weather forecast in your 1 Westchester Evening Weather, 4-23
The trailer is filled with artifacts and videos 2 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit stops in in Mahwah
Here is the latest weather forecast in your 3 Westchester Weather Forecast
A Rockaway Township police officer is facing charges 4 Morris County officer faces sexual assault charges
A 600-year-old white oak that sits on the 5 600-year-old tree to be removed in Bernards

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE