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NFL World Reacts To Sunday's Officiating Controversy

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DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 23: A detail of the uniform and whistle of an NFL referee as he oversees the action between the Houston Texans and the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 23, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Texans defeated the Broncos 31-25. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

It wouldn't be a big-time National Football League game without an officiating controversy or two early on in the game.

We already have a couple on Sunday.

Both the Kansas City Chiefs fans and the Cincinnati Bengals fans are upset with the officiating early in Sunday afternoon's game.

The Chiefs had a brutal spot early, forcing Andy Reid to waste a timeout.

Later, on the Bengals' ensuing drive, the referees appeared to miss a couple of pass interference penalties on Kansas City's secondary.

NFL fans across the world have taken to social media to criticize the performance from the referees on Sunday afternoon.

Hopefully there aren't any more brutal calls moving forward.

Kansas City leads Cincinnati, 7-3, early on in the second quarter. The game is airing on CBS.