|09-25-2012, 11:24 PM||#1|
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Packers OG T.J. Lang Says Players Could Take Action If NFL Refs Issue Continues
Packers guard TJ Lang, issued an infamous anti-NFL Tweet after the game that said “** It NFL. Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs, ”
Many believe the Packers loss was caused by the worst referee decision in NFL history, and players got down to the nuts and bolts of what to do next on the plane, Lang said.
Lang said incensed players decided they’re willing to go to great lengths to show their displeasure about the replacement ref situation.
“Whatever it takes, it’s just a total embarrassment to everybody watching the game, the players in the game, it’s not fun to be part of something like that … If it keeps going on, it’s going to get ugly,” Lang said during a Tuesday afternoon interview on the Valenti & Foster show on 97.1 The Ticket.
He added: “Going into a game worrying about the refs more than the other team, it’s a problem. The NFL, the commissioners, if they don’t take action after last night … That should be the last straw.”
He added he didn’t regret his angry Tweets — which some are calling the most re-Tweeted lines in sports history — though he does regret using the “F-bomb.”
“Personally, I think more people need to speak up,” Lang said, adding players are too afraid of fines to say what they really believe.
He added it’s hypocritical for the NFL to “preach integrity, character, player safety,” and allow unqualified referees on the field whose calls could actually injure players.
“We were furious, man, as soon as we got into the locker room we turned the TVs on, it was just heartbreaking to have the game taken from us like that,” he said. “We put too much effort, blood, sweat and tears into this game to have it taken from us.”
Source: The Redzone
|09-26-2012, 09:39 AM||#2|
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um, sorry Lang, you don't make enough money to pay for the millions extra that the refs are asking for in their retirement plans.
the league wants to stop the pension, which I will always support.
haven't we as a country learned our lessons with 'pensions' yet? they've taken down more big companies in this country than any other reason, including the postal service, the american automobile industry, big banks, etc.
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