Justin Tuck has concerns about replacement refs

Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck spoke out passionately about the replacement referee situation Tuesday, calling it "a joke" and saying that games are being decided like "throwing dice on a craps table."

New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck added his name to the list of players voicing worries over the credibility of replacement referees in the wake of the controversial finish to the Green Bay-Seattle Monday night game.

Tuck was making an appearance at Scholastic Headquarters as part of a Tuck's R.U.S.H. for Literacy charity effort when he spoke to ESPN New York's Ohm Youngmisuk on the performance of the referees:

"As a fan, you pay all this money and PSL's and honestly games are just being tossed up like as if you were throwing dice on a craps table," Tuck (said). "You play that play over 10 times, a regular bar-going fan would be able to tell you that was an interception and that definitely was not a touchdown."

Tuck said that the situation was "a joke" and "a lose-lose situation," noting that the Giants would not have qualified for the playoffs if their record had been one game worse last year - the implication being that calls such as Monday night's blunder could make a difference in the eventual Super Bowl champion.

Tuck continued:

"When the referees come [back], they make mistakes too. At least you could kind of deal with their mistakes. Their mistakes were limited."

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