Mississippi State fans rip SEC a new one on Twitter after league acknowledges officiating mistakes
Mississippi State was absolutely hosed at the end of a narrow loss at Memphis on Saturday.
The kicker? It was a game officiated by an SEC crew. That didn’t stop the Bulldogs from being on the wrong end of a punt-return TD where Memphis had 2 players wearing No. 4 jerseys on the field. It also didn’t stop the Bulldogs from having a penalty called on them after review — something that doesn’t seem to be allowed by the rules of replay.
The league issued a statement acknowledging that mistakes were made by the officiating crew, but as you might expect, Bulldog fans weren’t quite ready to forgive and forget.
Here were some of the best angry responses from Mississippi State fans:
@GregSankey This is garbage. What are your replay people doing? Were they even watching the game? SEC officiating just “doesn’t” mean more. Fix the problem.
— Joe Cahoon (@jcahoon10) September 19, 2021
What about the players and coaches coming on the field thinking it was dead as well? pic.twitter.com/ZgRfxTwmfs
— Damon Johnson (@damonejohnson12) September 19, 2021
Why did replay not fix it? You could hear a whistle and see a signal by the covering official.
— Stephen ONeal (@stephenoneal) September 19, 2021
So what you're saying is, while it's our fault for letting Memphis hang around….you screwed up three times, and not a thing will be done about it.
1. The signal
2. Two #4 players
3. No review
In the real world, we get fired for that.
— MState Baseball championship counter (@jdog5513) September 19, 2021
Fire the replay official immediately then. And you can also take your hundreds of millions of dollars to hire and train full time refs who aren’t insurance salesmen doing this as a hobby.
— Steve (@Hailstatesteve) September 19, 2021
Congrats you brought the entire conference together on something pic.twitter.com/eR7fonUZHr
— Austin Brown (@austin_mcbrown) September 19, 2021
As an Arkansas fan my 1 and only question remains–how and exactly why does Marc Curles remain employeed by the SEC??
— martin ratcliff (@mratcliff57) September 19, 2021
There’s a very easy fix to this. Fire Curles
— Braden Warhurst (@WarhurstBraden) September 19, 2021
We’ll see if any punishments are handed out by the SEC.