End the Referee Lockout Now
  • Petitioned National Football League

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National Football League

End the Referee Lockout Now

    1. Brian  Frederick
    2. Petition by

      Brian Frederick

      WASHINGTON, DC

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September 2012

Victory

This petition and many others on Change.org helped add to the public support for the National Football League and its referees reaching an agreement. NFL referees returned to the field on Thursday, September 27, 2012.

The NFL's use of replacement referees threatens the integrity of the game and could lead to serious player injuries. We need the most competent, highly trained officials on the field immediately. With the NFL making more than $9 billion a year in revenue, it seems like it's within their ability to come to an agreement with referees over a pension plan, which has been the biggest issue resulting in referees being locked out of a contract.

UPDATE: There were numerous blown calls in Week 1. The NFL needs to end this farce before a game is unfairly decided or a player is injured.  

UPDATE 2: Well, the worst has come to pass. The NFL's use of replacement referees has cost a team the game. Sorry, Packers fans. The NFL clearly cares more about $ than about providing an honest game. 

If the NFL gets away with this one, they can get away with anything. How long before a player is seriously hurt because of incompetent officiating?

We MUST get as many fans to sign this as we can. Please SIGN and SHARE! The more of us who are united, the more noise we can make!

To:
National Football League
The NFL's use of replacement referees threatens the integrity of the game and could lead to serious player injuries. We need the most competent, highly trained officials on the field immediately. Please end the referee lockout now.
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Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Diane Mackey AUSTIN, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      They need quality ref's to make for good, safe games. Winning and losing is a big deal in the NFL and leads to the Superbowl! If the D-2 refs were good enough to ref the NFL games they would be NFL refs.

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    • ANNABELLE CALASANZ SAN JOSE, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      BRING THE RULES BACK TO FOOTBALL

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    • Mike Jessett CAMAS, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      While I'm a Seahawks fan, there should be some fairness in the game and these idiots don't know what fair is

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    • Wayne Marcou WOONSOCKET, RI
      • about 2 years ago

      Its taking away the joy of watching a game to start.

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    • Marie Miller-Rodriguez SCOTTSDALE, AZ
      • about 2 years ago

      For the love of the game, not the bottom line....

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