The former House Speaker and Republican candidate for president tweeted Tuesday that the referees were wrong, and called the previous night's game “infuriating.”
As packer fan(and stockholder-1 share with Callista) last nights game is really infuriating. Maybe they should try 1 game with no officials— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) September 25, 2012
Anyone watching the reruns last night could tell it was an interception not a touchdown.How could the nfl justify such a bad call— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) September 25, 2012
Referees decided Seattle had completed a Hail Mary touchdown pass on the last play of the game, resulting in a win for the Seattle Seahawks, 14-12. The NFL said Tuesday that the ruling was final.
Gingrich was not the only one weighing in Tuesday on the disputed call and the NFL lockout, which resulted in the use of replacement referees. Mitt Romney, his GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, President Obama and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) all addressed the controversy and called for an end to the lockout.