The Los Angeles Chargers defeated the Cleveland Browns 47-42 on Sunday.
Unfortunately, the win did not come without controversy.
An ill-advised penalty ultimately marred what should have otherwise been a fantastic game.
Video from the incident speaks for itself:
— Jon Doss (@JonDoss) October 10, 2021
On the play in question, cornerback A.J. Green got whistled for a defensive pass interference penalty on fourth down. The problem? It was quite blatantly Chargers receiver Mike Williams’ fault.
— McNeil (@Reflog_18) October 10, 2021
As a result, a drive that should have been over was instead furthered by the 33-yard penalty. The Chargers would go on to score a touchdown and win the game.
This is just the latest example of the horrible officiating that has dominated the 2021-22 NFL season. Last week, a ref admitted that the Pittsburgh Steelers got cheated in a loss to the Green Bay Packers. Before that, the Carolina Panthers got robbed of a victory over the Dallas Cowboys. And back in Week 1, a ref seemingly got busted on a hot mic literally making up a call.
Is there any question as to why fans have so little faith in officiating that they believed they saw Sean Payton pay off a ref during a New Orleans Saints game?
Eagles fans know how to make things exciting.https://t.co/5yl0uR2DNU
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 11, 2021
The integrity of the league is in shambles.
Hopefully at some point the powers that be step forward and do something about the shoddy officiating, because it’s quickly reaching the point of no return.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.