This week’s Monday Night Football NFL game between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers has been the subject of controversy and debate all week.
The game ended with the Packers winning 23-22 on a walk-off, last second field goal. This field goal came immediately after two highly questionable penalty calls by the referees on the Packers’ final drive.
Twice during the drive, Lions defensive end Trey Flowers was penalized for illegal hands to the face. Twice, the replay showed that his hands were clearly positioned on the opposing player’s chest. And twice, the referees did nothing to correct their obvious mistake.
The reaction around the city has been mostly negative; this isn’t the first time that the Lions have been dealt an unfair shake by the officials, and Detroit fans have long memories. But, one group of anonymous heroes is doing their part to make a statement about the robbery that took place in Green Bay on Monday Night.
The group’s revenge came in the form of billboards–several of them around the city–depicting and NFL referee wearing the “cheesehead” hat that has been a staple fashion accessory among die-hard Packers fans for decades.
This isn’t the first time that this anonymous group has created billboards in response to controversial Detroit Lions news. The same group used billboards to call out Ndamukong Suh when he left Detroit for Miami, and also to make a statement about Detroit’s controversial 2015 playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Leave it to the city of Detroit to respond to being robbed so egregiously in such a hilarious way! If you see one of these billboards throughout your day in Detroit, SHARE them on social media and tag 105.1 The Bounce!