To say the least, there were strong reactions on Twitter to the passer roughing penalty imposed on Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones late in the second quarter of the Monday night football game against the Las Vegas Raiders. On the sidelines, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was clearly angry at the call – but he certainly wasn’t the only one.
In case you missed it, Chiefs defensive tackle Jones appeared to have a strip-sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery on Raiders quarterback Derek Carr with less than two minutes left in the second quarter. . The referee team threw a flag and announced a rude passer call, a 15-yard penalty that gave the Raiders a first down. And then Arrowhead Stadium filled with boos…just like social media.
Here’s a sample of the Twitter reactions we saw while the game was still in progress.
There are bad calls. There are stupid calls. There are ridiculously absurd calls. And then there was this insane personal foul penalty bullshit on #Heads Chris Jones. @NFL it’s on you, you don’t even have a sport anymore. Pathetic. #MNF
— anonymous bosch (@theshortandlong) October 11, 2022
Andy Reid wanted to have his last word with referee Carl Cheffers before heading to the locker room for halftime. Rightly after a questionable penalty for a personal foul against Chris Jones. #ChiefsKingdom
— Echlin Sports (@GregEchlin) October 11, 2022
I don’t understand football. I don’t understand what Jones or Grady Jarrett did wrong. I watched my whole life and it was never penalties until recently. It’s not tennis. It is a violent sport. Embrace it or just put flags on it. #Heads
— Brett Rasdall (@BrettRasdall) October 11, 2022
I just can’t find the words to express how frustrated I am with this blunt call from the setter to Jones. How will Chris Jones approach his game from now on. He can’t even knock the quarterback down without worrying about a 15-yard penalty.
— AJ Adkins (@adkinsheartinKC) October 11, 2022
I was irreducible @Chefs fan all my life. I’m leaning not to look @NFL Longer. I see way too many things that seem biased. Jones gets a loss penalty for talking, and then this one. The Brady played yesterday. Things are not right. #ChiefsKingdom
— Jason Catlin (@CoachJCatlin) October 11, 2022
— Phil Marshall (@prmpar70) October 11, 2022
Not only was it not a penalty for Chris, but he literally grounded himself and the ball was out and picked up by Jones before they hit the ground. By far the worst call of the year by the @NFLOfficiing #ChiefsKingdom
— DM (@D_Mill07) October 11, 2022
Apparently in the @NFL it is illegal to play football when it comes to the quarterback of the opposing teams, am i right Chris Jones?!? At least he became the 1st player in history to take a brutal passer penalty while holding the ball. #Chiefskingdom
— Wesley Allen Kosko (@weskosko) October 11, 2022
—Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) October 11, 2022
NFL must change rules to reflect Week 6 regarding Chris Jones, Grady Jarrett.
Makes limit play unnecessary to watch and cover.
— Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) October 11, 2022
The controversial call came just a day after there was another highly questionable passer call during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons game on Sunday, after Grady Jarrett crossed the line and arrived to Tom Brady for what appeared to be a critical sack. The Bucs ended up winning that game 21-15.