NFL 2021 Controversy after Monday night
meIn a fourth period of insanity, the Steelers beat Bears 29-27 Monday night, but all they talk about is the controversial punishment against Cassius Marsh That cost Chicago points.
With the score 23-20 and less than 4 minutes to play, Cassius Marsh, a linebacker that was cut by the Steelers at the end of the preseason and who signed with the Chicago practice team, being eligible for the first time in the campaign on Monday, captured Ben Roethlisberger to knock Pittsburgh out of field goal territory, theoretically giving your team the option to draw or win.
? PFF (@PFF) November 9, 2021
Marsh went to the Steelers bench, presumably to recriminate that they had cut him and was making them pay, and On his way back to his side, referee Tony Corrente sticks out his hip and collides with the player. Moments later, punishment of tensing.
“First, remember that the make fun is a point of emphasis this year. I saw a player, after making a great play, go to the Pittsburgh Steelers bench in a way that I felt like he was mocking. (The Shock) had nothing to do with the punishment “, He declared current after the game.
But the images show different things. Marsh does indeed go to the bench, but the referee is behind him and he cannot see what he is doing or hear what he has said. It also denies that Corrente was about to launch the punishment earlier, taking the handkerchief until after the clash with Marsh.
Tony Corrente leaned into contact and then held his flag throw like a three-point walk. What a joke pic.twitter.com/MhNlNVewJx
? Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) November 9, 2021
This interaction cost Chicago 15 yards and ultimately three points. Justin Fields led a touchdown drive to take the 27-26 lead, but Roethlisberger reached into field goal territory to win it in the final second.. A kick that they would not have tried since, if Chicago had scored without those three points that came after the penalty, they would have led 27-23.
“What I will say is that, on the way to the wing, a referee hit my hip, it’s pretty clear. If I do that to a referee or even touch him, they will kick me out of the game and even suspend me. I think it was incredibly inappropriate, is all I will say“Marsh declared after the game.
Marsh calling umpires for hip control heard around the world pic.twitter.com/04DJnMxrlM
? Justin Miller (@JMILLtheWZRD) November 9, 2021
It was not the only controversial play, as Chicago claimed a penalty for blocking below the knees that nullified a touchdown in the third quarter, as well as a couple of late punches on Justin Fields that were not punished.
This is just a cheat on the part of a referee staring at you and ignoring an obvious late hit from a quarterback. This is 2 plays after they called for a penalty that never happened to deny a Bears TD. I finished with these criminals and their corrupt league. #BearsNation#SteelersNation#NFLpic.twitter.com/eTejglT0Lk
? Matt Stevens (@ MattStevens1957) November 9, 2021