Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers on his radio show, in reference to the inaccurate call by the NFL’s replacement officials. The ruling on the field was a touchdown despite the fact that Packer M.D. Jennings was in control of the football. This is the first call of the season that has directly impacted the outcome of a game. Rodgers also said in the postgame press conference that it was the most bitter loss of his career. 

First of all, I’ve got to do something that the NFL is not going to do, and I have to apologize to the fans. Our sport is generated, a multi-billion dollar machine, by people who pay good money to come watch us play. And the product on the field is not being complemented by an appropriate set of officials. The games are getting out of control. Like I said in the first week, I’m OK with replacement refs as long as they don’t have a direct impact on the game. Obviously last night there was a direct impact on the game on multiple plays. But my thing is I just feel bad for the fans. They pay good money to watch this. The game is being tarnished by an NFL that obviously cares more about saving some money than having the integrity of the game diminished.

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