WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- Just when NFL fans thought the replacement officiating controversy couldn't get any worse than it did Monday night in the Green Bay Packers/Seattle Seahawks game, it did.
After Monday night's game, Mitchell Mortaza, the Founder and Chairman of the Lingerie Football League announced on the league's Facebook page that some of the officiating crews that are now working as replacement refs for the NFL were actually fired by the Lingerie League due to incompetence.
Here's the full statement that was posted on the LFL's Facebook page: "FORMER LFL OFFICIALS FIRED OFFICIATING in the NFL OFFICE of MITCHELL MORTAZA STATEMENT: 'Because of the LFL's perception it is that much more critical for us to hire officiating crews that are competent, not only for the credibility of our game but to keep our athletes safer. Due to several on-field incompetent officiating we chose to part ways with a couple crews which apparently are now officiating in the NFL. We have a lot of respect for our officials but we felt the officiating was not in line with our expectations. We have not made public comment to date because we felt it was not our place to do so. However in light of tonight's event, we felt it was only fair that NFL fans knew the truth as to who are officiating these games'".
Add this admission to the growing list of complaints NFL fans have with the way the league has handled the replacement ref situation.