Football Cartoon: Remembering the Replacement Refs


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This football cartoon pokes fun at the NFL’s replacement refs during the first four weeks of the 2012 NFL season. The NFL’s refs were at a contract dispute with the league as the 2012 season began, requiring the league to bring in replacement refs until the contract dispute was settled. NFL fans had fun with the replacement refs. There were many questionable calls made by the refs, with some of those call leading people to believe they did not actually know football. That is what this cartoon is poking fun at. The ref is making a safe signal and call, which is for baseball umpires, with former Philadelphia Eagles’ coach Andy Reid in the background making a snark comment about the lack of knowledge the ref is displaying.