Replay is supposed to get things right. Most fans happily welcome a small delay if it means the correct call is made during the game. The Wisconsin Badgers face the Purdue Boilermakers today, and one call on the field went to replay. The refs got it wrong a second time when the decision came down. Social media went on to blast the blown replay call in the Wisconsin game.
Social Media Blasts Blown Replay Call In Wisconsin Game
I ask this sincerely.
What is the point of replay if we stop the game for a review to just uphold the call on the field that this is a TD?!? pic.twitter.com/Oz1EyC4O8w
— Ben Stevens (@BenScottStevens) October 22, 2022
Some replay reviews are tough to determine. Players are in the way and we don’t get to see a certain angle. This is not one of those plays. We get a clear look at the ball and where it ended up. Anyone with eyes can see that the ball never broke the plane of the goal line.
— ESPN Madison (@ESPNMadison) October 22, 2022
Fans had no clue what the refs were looking at when they made this call. The point of replay is to solve these issues and make the game have fewer errors. Instead, it seems the errors made on the field are not being fixed by replay.
What Can You Change?
The sad reality of this situation is nothing will change. The Big Ten will come out with a statement saying the refs blew the call. The refs will probably get a closed-door meeting that shows them where the error was. That’s probably it. There will be no repercussions for the refs. Ultimately, this call will most likely be forgotten as it did not affect the outcome of the game. Wisconsin still won but that shouldn’t stop people from making some noise about this call. What if this was a huge game? What if this was in the College Football Playoff and drastically affects who goes to the national championship? With how much technology we have access to, it is unacceptable to get a call like this wrong.
Unfortunately, nothing will change because it was Wisconsin vs. Purdue. This shouldn’t stop fans from making noise about it. The hope is that the press is so bad on something like this that the Big Ten fixes it before it creates a larger problem. Wisconsin gets to take a week off before Maryland comes to town on the first weekend in November.