We’re only one week into the 2023 NFL season, and fans are already back to accusing the league of being rigged.
New York Jets’ rookie Xavier Gipson had a game-winning 65-yard punt return touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in overtime, moving his team to 1-0 on the year.
But as noted by former NFL referee and ESPN rules analyst John Parry, the officials missed a blatant tripping penalty on Jets’ linebacker Chazz Surratt that should’ve brought the touchdown back:
And with that, fans were back to calling the NFL rigged…
And don’t think for an instant that this will be the last instance of disgruntled fans calling the league rigged.