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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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31.

james    

Shut up stupid, Your the Mayor of Green Bay and not the Green Bay Packers. Your sending a letter to the idiot that reviewed the bad call by the fools in strips on the field last night, and agreed with them that it was a TD. Shut up. We the fans will end this **** with the NFL not some knuckle head mayor.

701 days ago
32.

Parker    

another whinning puzzy...we had to hear this crying from the lil girls on greenbays team...now some political hack is trying to get involved....hey idiot...ruc your city azzole not some pathetic cry baby team! the call was called...and in in standing...get your lil penis outta your brains and go on and do your job!

701 days ago
33.

Parker    

call was made and ya lost...so quit the phkn whinning..its not becoming for you pathetic jerks!

701 days ago
34.

themoons1    

what a bunch of babies....go suck your thumb mayor wah wah. Set a example to the young people of your town and show them what sportmanship is...oh wait, cant do that cause the whole packer team acting like babies on national tv when they lost...lord help us all

701 days ago
35.

themoons1    

what a bunch of babies....go suck your thumb mayor wah wah. Set a example to the young people of your town and show them what sportmanship is...oh wait, cant do that cause the whole packer team acting like babies on national tv when they lost...lord help us all

701 days ago
36.

Phishie from Philly    

This is what happens when you use minimum wage refs. This is the affects from the recession.
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Phishie from Philly

701 days ago
37.

MsRita    

So the Coach that lost complains LOL! You lost because they look at the tape like you asked. So I guess they were right on the call.

I so happy Green Bey lost Karma is a bit ch when throw your Quaterback under a buss for losing the Superbowl. He was on this team for years.This is Priceless!

Then announced it the very next day that's what you get aholes.

701 days ago
38.

Forker    

i love the replacement refs it makes the game more fun and we get to see the real human element at work . KEEP THE REPLACEMENT REFS !
the other refs work maybe 16 days a year and they want full time benefits THEY ARE NUTS

KEEP THE REPLACEMENT REFS !

701 days ago
39.

TheRealJerseyShore    

Hey TMZ, guess what? Being a share holder of the Green Bay Packers gets you NOTHING!!!!! The stock certificate is a worthless piece of paper, nothing more than something to frame and hang on your wall. You don't receive dividends and cannot sell it.

701 days ago
40.

Whizdom    

America kills me sometimes. It's a f**king FOOTBALL GAME!! There's a war currently going on, children starving and unemployed/underemployed people within this same country. Yet, the F**KING FOOTBALL game has had more press and apparently is where people choose to take a stand?? Really people??

701 days ago
41.

Tnorris    

Oh just cry me a river...get over it packer fans. Quit the b******* and walk it off. Onto the next game.

701 days ago
42.

Cherylina    

Being a shareholder in the Green Bay Packer franchise in not unusual... anyone can do it.

701 days ago
43.

Linda    

I'm happy to hear he's sending a letter. It certainly can't hurt.

700 days ago
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