NFL Twitter could not believe the roughing the passer penalty that referees called on Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones on Monday Night Football.
On Sunday, there was a horrendous roughing the passer call on Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett after he sacked Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. That led to plenty of debate on multiple media platforms. As it turns out, the NFL officiating found a way to top themselves with an even worse call.
In the second quarter of the Las Vegas Raiders-Kansas City Chiefs game, quarterback Derek Carr was sacked by defensive tackle Chris Jones, who had forced the fumble and recovered. However, despite the fact that the ball was in Jones hands before Carr hit the turf, referees called him for roughing the passer. Not only did that give the Raiders 14 yards and the first down, but the referees completely wiped out the fumble.
Take a look for yourselves.
Twitter reacts to horrendous roughing the passer call on Chris Jones in Chiefs-Raiders game
Twitter users were besides themselves over the call, much like Chiefs fans at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.
This story will be updated with additional information.