SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- It's not just the Green Bay Packers who are still fuming about one of the worst calls in NFL history that saw them lose to the Seattle Seahawks last night. Gamblers who dropped money on last night's shocker are equally angry, but one online sportsbook is doing everything it can to soften the blow. SportsBettingOnline is granting all of its members a weekly Replacement Refs Mulligan, which can be used to refund any bet that lost because of a controversial call.
"While we're an online sportsbook, we're sports fans first. And this NFL season is unbelievably painful to watch, mainly because of the incompetence of replacement refs," stated Dave Johnson, head odds maker at SportsBettingOnline "We feel for sports bettors, so we're giving every one of our members a Replacement Ref Mulligan that they can use once a week."
SportsBettingOnline members can use their mulligan to refund a bet that was lost because of a replacement ref's horrible call. Johnson notes that every member can use one mulligan per week, for as long as replacement officials are used.
In addition to last night's controversial call that handed the Seattle Seahawks a clearly undeserving win by incorrectly calling a touchdown when Green Bay's defensive back M.D. Jennings intercepted the pass, NFL fans have grown frustrated over many other actions by replacement officials this season.
One of the main criticisms is that the replacement officials are slow to make their calls, and as a result, game times have run significantly longer than usual.
Johnson notes that refs also seem to be calling more penalties on away teams as a result of being swayed by the energy and rowdiness of the home crowds. What's more, NFL bettors have noticed more defensive pass interference calls, offensive pass interference calls, offensive holding calls, and personal fouls than normal. Last week, SportsBettingOnline released a number of prop bets around these calls.
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