We had our first controversial ending in an XFL game. Houston QB Phillip Walker kneeled on 4th down with two seconds left in the game that would’ve given Seattle the ball on the Houston 20 in a one score game (3 point conversions are possible).
XFL Houston QB Phillip Walker kneels on 4th down with 2 seconds left in the game that would’ve given Seattle the ball on the Houston 20 in a one score game (3 point conversions are possible).— Bad Sports Refs (@BadSportsRefs) March 7, 2020
Instead, game clock runs out, refs leave, and XFL says “see…what had happened was…” pic.twitter.com/0Dd8v3VAqb
The XFL issued a statement, holding the referee accountable:
Exactly what the NFL needs to start doing! We always have to hear players and coaches names when they mess up, leagues need to hold higher officials to a higher standard.
We’ve had nothing but terrible calls during the past couple of NFL seasons, this could be the fix. Holding them accountable.
Thank you, Oliver Luck!