The more things change, the more they stay the same, and the Detroit Lions landing controversial officials for games are one of them.
On Twitter, NFL Officiating has announced their referee assignments for Week 9 of the 2020 season. And guess who the Lions got against the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis?
Yup, it is Clete Blakeman!
The same referee, who officiated last year’s Monday Night Football debacle in Green Bay against the Packers. The several blown or missed calls that Blakeman’s crew was robbed the Lions the win, and an eventual collapse to a 3-12-1 record shortly afterwards.
As a matter of fact, Blakeman has officiated another Lions game this season. Sadly in awful irony, it is was against the Packers, and it was at Green Bay.
Just when we believe the NFL was going to change their ways around officiating, they pull this again.
When will they ever learn?