Twitter Reacts to Tennessee’s Loss to Florida and Controversial Officiating

Twitter Reacts to Tennessee’s Loss to Florida and Controversial Officiating

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In a disappointing 29-16 loss to Florida on Saturday night, Tennessee faced more than just a skilled opponent. The officiating during the game garnered widespread criticism, with numerous questionable calls going against the Volunteers and many missed calls that could have favored their opponents.

The frustration and confusion surrounding the officiating led to a strong reaction on Twitter. Even the broadcasters, Fowler and Herbie, openly criticized the officiating during the Tennessee-Florida game—an unusual occurrence. Fans, sports analysts, and even players expressed their displeasure with the calls.

Some took to Twitter to voice their support for Tennessee, acknowledging that despite their poor performance, the officials played a significant role in hindering their chances of success. Others highlighted specific instances, such as a “soft call” against Tennessee or a missed penalty that favored Florida, where they felt the officiating was particularly unjust.

One Twitter user mentioned how the officiating crew seemed biased, suggesting that they might have had money on Florida. Another user sarcastically compared the officiating to that of the Big12, known for its controversial calls. The sentiment that the entire officiating crew should be fired was echoed another user.

Tennessee fans lamented the consecutive errors made the officials, pointing out instances such as an official kicking the ball and allowing Florida to substitute, as well as a questionable blindside block call. They expressed disappointment in both Florida and the officiating crew.

Calls for the Southeastern Conference (SEC) to look into the officiating were also made, as fans believed there were numerous missed calls, especially on the side of the Volunteers. These fans felt that the officials were turning a blind eye to obvious infractions.

Overall, the Twitter reaction to Tennessee’s loss to Florida and the controversial officiating highlighted widespread frustration and dissatisfaction with the calls made during the game. Fans and commentators alike expressed their concerns, emphasizing the impact of the officiating on the outcome of the match.

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– Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat)
– Bussin’ With The Boys (@BussinWTB)
– Brad Crawford (@BCrawford247)
– Graham Coffey (@GrahamCoffeyDC)
– Davey Hudson (@Davey_Hudson)
– Seth Stokes (@SethStokesWORD)
– Phil Lawson (@PLaw0720)
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– Richard A. McLeish (@BUCSYANKSNOLES)
– Trea Mendenhall (@TreaMendenhall)