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Everyone's Freaking Out About This "Roughing The Passer" Penalty

The NFL logo in the middle of Metlife Stadium.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 08: A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Earlier today, we showed you a very suspect penalty called during a preseason game between the Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars. Now we have another.

From the same game. The referees were very active during the game, and that was evident when the team call a roughing the passer penalty.

Let's just say the fans watching the game might have disagreed with the call on the field. Most everyone on Twitter ripped into the refs for this one.

Check it out.

The NFL has placed an emphasis on protecting the quarterback over the years, but this might be taking it a step too far. This is a legal hit on the quarterback - not too high or too low.

Defense is difficult enough to play without the refs making it literally impossible for a player to make a clean tackle.

The NFL wants to eliminate a player from throwing his weight on the offensive player, especially after Aaron Rodgers' injury last season.