The moment feared by anyone associated with the National Football League, from Commissioner Roger Goodell down to the fans, happened Monday night, as a highly controversial call by a replacement referee gave the Seattle Seahawks a gift victory over theGreen Bay Packers. And Facebook users were quick to react, with one meme, in particular, spreading like wildfire.
On the final play of the “Monday Night Football” visit by the Packers to Seattle, a desperation Hail Mary pass by Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson was clearly caught and controlled by Packers Cornerback M.D. Jennings, with Seahawks Receiver Golden Tate only having one hand on the football. Yet, the play, which should have been ruled an interception, was instead ruled the game-winning touchdown for Seattle.
Reaction on Facebook and Twitter was fast and furious, and the image below, in particular, went viral in a big way.