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Replacement refs were fired from Lingerie Football League due to 'incompetent officiating,' says LFL authority

11:03 AM, Sep 25, 2012   |    comments
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By Nate Davis, USA TODAY

The football world is ablaze after the Monday night fiasco in Seattle seemingly cost the Green Bay Packers a victory.

Such an apparently erroneous outcome would not have occurred in an, um, "outfit" like the Lingerie Football League, which supremely values its integrity and officials ... this according to the Lingerie Football League, which claimed in a press release last night:

"Because of the LFL's perception it is that much more critical for us to hire officiating crews that are competent, not only for the credibility of our game but to keep our athletes safer. Due to several on-field incompetent officiating we chose to part ways with with a couple crews which apparently are now officiating in the NFL. We have a lot of respect for our officials but we felt the officiating was not in line with our expectations. We have not made public comment to date because we felt it was not our place to do so. However in light of tonight's event, we felt it was only fair that NFL fans knew the truth as to who are officiating these games."

What happens when a football games gets out of control? Everyone dives onto the pile.

What happens when the NFL opens itself up to deserved criticism? Same thing.

USA TODAY

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