NFL Fans BLAST A ‘pathetic’ late call to report Cincinnati Bengals midfielder Logan Wilson to a penalty kick, resulting in the Los Angeles Rams scoring the winning game to snatch the Super Bowl LVI
- Controversy over the L.A. Rams’ Super Bowl victory engulfed social media
- The Bengals have been penalized for a foul with minutes remaining
- However, replays showed that Logan Wilson was harshly punished by officials
- After three games, Cooper Cup scored the decisive goal to win the match
- Report: LA Rams beat Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 to win Super Bowl LVI
NFL fans have criticized a late “pathetic” official decision that helped hand the Los Angeles Rams’ victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl LVI Sunday night.
The Rams famously beat their California rivals 23-20, with Cooper Cobb being named Super Bowl MVP while Sean McVeigh became the youngest head coach to win a Super Bowl at the age of 36.
But their victory at SoFi was clouded by controversy, with an inappropriate penalty in the final minutes thwarting the Bengals on a crucial stage.
NFL supporters angered by a controversial late call that helped the Los Angeles Rams win the Super Bowl
With 1:47 left on the clock, Cincinnati linebacker Logan Wilson was penalized for his defensive persistence against Cobb in third and the goal from the eight-yard line.
Three plays later, the Rams advanced on a one-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford to Cobb for a 23-20 victory.
However, Wilson did not appear to have committed a violation in playing the third inning, breaking the pass to Cobb inside the five-yard line.
Social media was flooded with reactions to the incident, with many feeling the unfair decision had huge repercussions on the Bengals’ chances of winning the Super Bowl.
Cincinnati Bengals midfielder Logan Wilson has been reported for an unfair offense
LA Rams star Cooper Kupp caught up with the match winner after just three games
NFL supporters flock to social media to attack the court’s decision against Wilson
One user wrote, “Hanging up the call at 3rd and goal is something Bengals fans will never forget.”
One fan wrote: “It makes me laugh that a great game, with no interference from the op, turned out to be about a really horrific call to Logan Wilson at the end because the NFL is going to use the NFL.
‘Pathetic. 58 minutes from the swallowing whistle to summon Logan Wilson. Said an NFL fan.
One fan tweeted a screenshot of a separate incident that bore similarities to Wilson’s punishment with the caption: “Not a sanctioned sentence.”
A reporter from Chicago posted: “I still can’t believe the third flag on Logan Wilson. Good defense, bad throw, poor call – horrible. Al & Chris can flow around that drive until they pass out. It comes with an indelible asterisk.”
The Rams held out for a massive 23-20 win at home in Inglewood, CA
Former New England Patriots star Ross Tucker said: ‘Imagine letting them play all the games and then calling a BS carrying Logan Wilson. What a shame.’
“#NFLRigged” also went viral on Twitter after the match in response to the call. Meanwhile, other NFL fans have suggested that the penalty should never be awarded because officials missed a false start in the play.
Regardless, it was a remarkable victory for Rams and was the cup of the man of the hour, having crowned one of the greatest single seasons in fairytale style.
He led the NFL in catches, yards and touchdowns, setting an NFL record for receiving yards and winning Super Bowl MVP and Offensive Player of the Year.
“I don’t feel like I deserve this… I don’t know what to say,” Cope told NBC’s Mike Terrico on the podium after receiving the statement.