Bring Back the Real Referees!
  • Petitioned Roger Goodell

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NFL Commissioner
Roger Goodell

Bring Back the Real Referees!

    1. Graham Fortier
    2. Petition by

      Graham Fortier

      Washington, DC

Have you been watching the NFL Preseason? If you have, surely you've noticed that the games have been marred by terrible officiating. Right now, it's only preseason, and everybody is still shaking the rust off, but what happens when this continues during the regular season?

The NFL has ended negotiations with the NFL Referee's Association (NFLRA), the labor union representing NFL officials, claiming that the ref's are asking for too much. While the NFL fully supports allowing the owner's to make billions and the players to make millions, the NFL's Referees tasked with officiating games to ensure that NFL fans can enjoy Football season, have been tossed to the side, allowing scab referees with no experience calling NFL games to botch coin tosses, miss holding penalties, and more generally perform at a quality that is not only highly noticeable, but embarrassing to the sport. Roger Goodell and the NFL can prevent this season from being scarred by poor officiating by returning to the bargaining table and striking a deal with the NFLRA. Tell Roger that we want our football, and we want it now!

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    • DEBBIE BRANDT FREEDOM, WI
      • almost 2 years ago

      The quality of the NFL football games has deteriorated since the real referees have been gone with some horrendous calls and indecision on their part has lengthened many games.

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    • SUSAN VANDENAVOND GREEN BAY, WI
      • almost 2 years ago

      The welfare/fate of America's team, the Green Bay Packers, is at stake.

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    • mark lamers APPLETON, WI
      • almost 2 years ago

      the game isnt fun to watch like this. the players are begging more for calls too. nascar will take over like this.

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    • Jennifer DeVoe MIDDLETOWN, OH
      • almost 2 years ago

      We need to have the official referees back in there that know what they are doing.......enough is enough already. Please bring the real refs back! Thank you

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    • Amanda Johnson MAPLE GROVE, MN
      • almost 2 years ago

      so the plays are called correct

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