Super Bowl refs roasted over controversial call in first quarter

NFL Referee

Not even one half of the first quarter had gone by when the Super Bowl refs created some controversy. Rex Burkhead had caught a short pass from Tom Brady when he was blasted on what most thought was a clean hit by Nickell Robey-Coleman.

After the hit, the refs called a 15-yard penalty. Only, instead of calling it on Robey-Coleman, they said it was on Dante Fowler Jr. Both due to the call itself and the mistake of calling it on the wrong person, the refs had everyone confused, including Tony Romo.

Not surprisingly, this call triggered plenty of strong responses on social media, including from players and former players.