The National Football League is still plagued with the anthem kneelers and their incidents. The league is about to do its best to distract Americans from the current debacle created by all the players who take a knee during the Star Spangled Banner
The latest stunt was actually the firing of a referee who missed a call.
This is just a trick to turn people’s focus to another side. Some rabid fans have demanded that referees are held to higher accountability. NFL fans always yell at referees through their television screens.
The first firing during a regular season was just a bad move. Judge Hugo Cruz was fired after he missed the Chargers’ tackle Russel Okung making the false-start. It contributed to a touchdown that affected the outcome of the game.
“The NFL fired down judge Hugo Cruz on Thursday for inadequate performance, a person familiar with the firing tells The Associated Press. Cruz is in his fourth season as an NFL official. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the league has not publicly announced the move. Cruz, a part of referee Carl Cheffers’ crew, was involved in a missed call in the Chargers-Browns game that led to a Los Angeles touchdown on Oct. 14. Chargers tackle Russell Okung false-started on the play and nothing was called,” sources report.
The NFL Referees Association is challenging the firing, but it will definitely stand as the league is still trying to redirect the attention from the plummeting stadium attendance and dropping television ratings.
Football fans across the country decided to forgo following their favorite NFL teams protesting over many millionaire players keeping their childish game.
Let’s hope that the NFL will find a better solution to all the anthem kneelers who keep insulting patriots across the country. The whole protesting thing has got to stop.