Detroit Lions fans feel screwed.
By now, you’ve probably heard about the referees who seemed to be out to get the Lions during their clash against the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football.
Over the last couple days, billboards have begun appearing throughout the Detroit area depicting a referee wearing a “cheese head”—a classic piece of Packer fan attire:
What inspired these billboards?
After jumping out to a 13-0 lead over the Packers on Monday night, the Lions were ultimately defeated by 1 point on a last-second field goal.
Several questionable calls went against the Lions, but it was the two supposed illegal hands to the face penalties called on defensive end Trey Flowers that were most absurd.
How are either of these illegal hands to the face on Flowers?
That’s just a dude with long arms trying to create some separation by getting a hand on the offensive lineman’s chest. Even more perplexing, these were the first instances of Flowers being called for illegal hands to the face in over 50 career NFL games.
Both penalties extended Packers’ drives, and the second one set them up for the chip-shot game-winning field goal as time expired.
This is not the first time Lions fans have erected billboards mocking NFL referees.
Per ESPN, it is the same group of anonymous Lions fans who purchased anti-ref billboards several times throughout the 2015 season who paid for these new installations.
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