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Green Bay Mayor

Tells NFL Honcho

Get These Refs Out!

9/25/2012 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The Mayor of Green Bay is so pissed about last night's game -- where replacement refs ROBBED the Packers of a win -- he's going straight to the NFL's head honcho to demand the real refs get back on the job ... TMZ has learned.

Mayor James Schmitt tells TMZ he's drafting a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell ... urging him to end the ref lockout because it's compromising the integrity of the NFL.

Exhibit A -- last night's refs robbing the Packers of a win by incorrectly calling Green Bay's interception in the endzone ...a touchdown for the Seattle Seahawks. The Pack lost 14-12.

Schmitt says, "This is not right. I understand talent costs money, but when it comes to the crucial role of the referees ... it has to be a top priority."

Hizzoner is in a unique position because he's also a shareholder in the Green Bay Packers -- the only NFL team publicly owned.

But the Mayor makes it clear ... "We are not protesting losing the game. We are protesting the quality of officiating."

Church.

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1.

mebrat24    

like they are going to listen to this mayor lol

672 days ago
2.

OooooNooo!    

A full-time regular NFL rep was in the playback booth and made the T.D. call after video review. This is just sour apples.

672 days ago
3.

FlaFlaFlooieMamaMonkeyTaTaToothyToY'all    

These refs make the game more entertaining.

672 days ago
4.

Hockeyrob69    

http://i.imgur.com/hOrH7.jpg

Proof that greenbay had possession on the ground......

672 days ago
5.

ManiacalZebra    

He says they aren't protesting the loss, but protesting the officiating that lead to the loss is pretty much the same as protesting the loss.

672 days ago
6.

Elmer Fudd    

that wascally wabbit !!

672 days ago
7.

campy    

"Yes sir Mr. Mayor! Right away Mr. Mayor!" pfft lol

672 days ago
8.

CoconutScrimp    

Good thing Green Bay's mayor is working on the hard issues.

/sarcasm.

672 days ago
9.

FlaFlaFlooieMamaMonkeyTaTaToothyToY'all    

Their call cost the gambling business a lot of money. The old refs will be back by next weekend.

672 days ago
10.

Christopher Duran    

It is Karma and payback to Aaron Rodgers for not wearing the San Francisco 49er Jersey after he lost a bet.

672 days ago
11.

tgrfan42069    

yes nfl bow down to the union.

672 days ago
12.

Truth    

It figures that politicians would show up for face time.

672 days ago
13.

Joe    

Hey Mayor, I get you being upset, but take a dose of stfu. Who are you?

672 days ago
14.

Toilethead    

It might also help if GB would play a bit better.

672 days ago
15.

swack    

It's a game, chill out. This is why the youth get so angry at what they perceive are bad calls. I did not see the play and therefore do not know it the call was a good one or a poor one. That is why they are allowed to have a played reviewed. Once the game is over it should be over and the results not changed. Officials are human and make mistakes - even those reviewing the tape. It is so sad in today's society that winning is everything and no one is allowed to just enjoy the game they are playing - and I don't mean just professional sports.

672 days ago
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