Lingerie Football League says it fired some NFL replacement referees

The Lingerie Football League released a statement saying it had let go some of the referees...

The Lingerie Football League released a statement saying it had let go some of the referees currently officiating in the NFL. (DANIEL MUNOZ/Reuters)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:53 PM ET

The NFL’s replacement zebras are good enough to officiate games involving the Bears.

But not The Bikinis?

Consider the statement that was released from the office of Lingerie Football League commissioner Mitchell Mortaza on the league’s Facebook page Monday night, an apparent shot against the NFL regarding the replacement ref controversy.

“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 (officials) we chose to part ways with 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.”

The statement was referring to the controversial game-ending touchdown by the Seattle Seahawks against the Green Bay Packers on Monday.

Fired by the LFL, then hired by the NFL? Say it ain’t so!


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