After Monday night’s debacle in Seattle, the replacements’ effort should come even further under fire. But it could be a report that surfaced after the Packers last-second loss that damages their reputation even more.

According to a report on Deadspin, the Lingerie Football League — or as we laypeople know it, the LFL — actually fired multiple officials who are now officiating in the NFL. The reason given? You guessed it, “incompetence.”


The statement from the LFL to Deadspin, reads as follows:

“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 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 league seriously needs to more thoroughly vet these replacements, if they are regrettably going to stay any longer. Then again, the more reasonable option would clearly seem to be for the real officials to make a triumphant return to the field. Either way, something needs to be done so that Monday night’s abysmal ending may never happen again.