Auburn fans call out officiating in Georgia game
No. 18 Auburn trails No. 2 Georgia 17-3 at halftime on The Plains. Tiger fans feel like Bryan Harsin’s squad is competing against more than just the Bulldogs. AU fans on Twitter haven’t shied from calling out the SEC officiating crew.
As expected, many Auburn fans are upset about the targeting call against Smoke Monday. The standout Tiger defender was ejected in the middle of the second quarter. Tigers supporters were also upset about pass interference. The AU defense was flagged for DPI on a questionable play while the refs helf their whistles on Auburn’s 4th-and-goal play near the end zone.
Here’s a small sample of what the War Eagle faithful is saying about the refs’ first-half calls on the bird app:
Anybody’s defense plays Bama or Georgia: makes a tackle.
Refs: woah bud that’s a penalty, we’re gonna place the ball 55 yards downfield, kick your best defender out and you have to let them score all the time https://t.co/aDXSHd60Ib
— Adam Noyes (@NoyesFactor) October 9, 2021
Refs handed Georgia that touchdown with a bullshit PI followed by a tacky targeting call.
— Barning Knight 🐯 ⚔ (12-2) (@BarningKnight) October 9, 2021
We have zero chance playing the Refs too. It's irrefuteably 100% in Georgia's favor right now.
— Jeriah Alderson (@JeriahAU) October 9, 2021
The #2 team in the country doesn’t need this help from the refs and right now they’re tilting it towards Georgia’s way. I’m so sick of the SEC trying to set up end of the year matchups mid season
— Delvin (@dee_ray1977) October 9, 2021
— Georgia/ SEC Refs Hate Week 2021 WDE (@rs1984wde) October 9, 2021
— Cody Stark, mischievous scamp (@TVcody) October 9, 2021
— • Jordan • (@Arbreezy97) October 9, 2021
Screw Georgia. Screw the refs.
— Josh (@audrum1) October 9, 2021
— Theo Moses (@BigT190) October 9, 2021
This has been the most one sided officiating by sec refs I’ve ever seen. Gotta keep Georgia in the game because daddy @SEC wants Bama vs Georgia at 1 and 2.
— William Boyd (@William_Boyd) October 9, 2021
REFS ARE AGAINST AUBURN!
— BDS music manager (@dddrop_the_lace) October 9, 2021
You call weak PI on Auburn but didn’t call that. These refs are so ass 😂
— Justin Denton (@justin_denton15) October 9, 2021
The game is airing on CBS.