NFL Referees Reportedly Hate Excessive Celebration Penalties As Much As Fans Do

By Anthony Blake

Just when you thought the no fun attitude at the NFL was a pervasive sentiment, the referees reportedly dislike throwing flags for excessive celebration penalties as much as the fans hate seeing them thrown.

And perhaps that means there was more to officiating director Dean Blandino‘s resignation than simply pursuing a career in broadcasting.

If this dissension within the ranks is true, then maybe the league will go to a strictly fine-based system of punishment for what it deems to be too much celebrating.

Unfortunately, it sounds as if the NFL wants to go in the opposite direction and avoid fines after the fact while allowing penalty flags to be the only form of punishment.

Talk about tone deaf.

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