The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that it will be suspending the referees who officiated the Miami- Duke last night after it was determined that the officials blew a game winning call.
For those who don’t know, Miami beat Duke in a last second kick return for the ages. Eight laterals and a maze of missed tackles later, Miami beat Duke in one of the most incredible plays in recent college football history.
Unfortunately, it seems as though the play should have ended many, many times and should have never stood as a touchdown.
The ACC responded today to allegations from Duke fans that the refs blew the call.
Here’s the full ACC release on the officials in Miami-Duke. Cliffs notes: They blew everything. pic.twitter.com/PdvGYcbPvs
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) November 1, 2015
“The quality of our officiating program is of the highest importance to the league and its schools, and the last play of the game was not handled appropriately,” ACC Commissioner John Swofford said in a press release. “Officiating is an extraordinarily difficult job but our players, coaches, programs and fans deserve the best that can be offered. We will continue to strive to meet that standard.”
The on-field officiating crew as well as the replay official and communicator will be suspended for the next two weeks.
Miami responded in the most “Miami” way possible via Twitter after learning of the suspensions.
— Miami Hurricanes (@MiamiHurricanes) November 1, 2015
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