It didn’t take very long for us to have another controversial call in the Kansas City Chiefs-New England Patriots AFC Championship Game.
Minutes after the muffed punt controversy, a weak roughing the passer penalty was called on a Kansas City Chiefs’ pass rusher for a “hit” on Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady.
The penalty kept the Patriots’ drive alive. New England still has the ball, trailing Kansas City, 21-17, with six minutes to play.
The official’s call is getting crushed on Twitter.
“Weakest roughing the passer call I’ve ever seen. Wow,” one fan tweeted.
Weakest roughing the passer call I’ve ever seen. Wow.
— Doug Bucshon (@IllinoisRivals) January 21, 2019
“That roughing the passer call is actual insanity. INSANITY,” another added.
That roughing the passer call is actual insanity. INSANITY.
— Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) January 21, 2019
Even Houston Texans’ star defensive lineman J.J. Watt is upset with the penalty call.
“This is out of control. Game changing plays. Life changing plays,” he tweeted.
This is out of control. Game changing plays. Life changing plays.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 21, 2019
For those who didn’t see it, this was the play:
— Heather Prusak (@haprusak) January 21, 2019
We’re really not sure with the referees were seeing on that one, other than the Patriots not completing a big pass attempt.
The Chiefs are leading the Patriots, 21-17, late in the fourth quarter.
The finish of the game can be seen on CBS. The winner of this game will move on to the Super Bowl to play the Los Angeles Rams.