Officials blasted for weak taunting call against Las Vegas Raiders’ Darren Waller

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Las Vegas Raiders star tight end Darren Waller put up the team’s initial first down Monday night against the Los Angeles Chargers.

It came about midway through the second quarter with the Raiders struggling big time on offense. It was also followed by one of the most-egregious taunting calls we’ve seen around the NFL world in some time.

Darren Waller was called for spiking the ball at a Chargers defender. If you look at the replay. Well, just look at the replay.

We’re not even sure where to start here. Waller literally just spiked the ball down on the turf. It just so happened to spin in the direction of a couple Chargers defenders after the fact.

The NFL is placing more of an emphasis on taunting calls this season. That’s understandable. What’s not understandable is looking at this and thinking that Waller was taunting anyone.

The NFL needs to do better. Period! Those watching the game agreed.

Las Vegas Raiders’ Darren Waller called for weak taunting foul