After the Dallas Cowboys lost at home in the first round of the 2022 NFL playoffs to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, the fans in the stadium were not ready for the game to be over. A terrible spotting infraction by the referees cost the Cowboys one final shot at the endzone and the fans were absolutely letting them know about it. They decided to get a little creative with it and since the referees were acting like figurative “trash” during the game with their bad calls, it was only fitting that they be hit by literal trash while leaving the field.

Some of the debris hit the referees, some hit 49ers players, and some inadvertently even hit some Cowboys players. None of that mattered to Dak Prescott who had this to say after the game when he was told that the trash was being thrown at the referees and not intentionally at any Cowboys players:

“The fans felt the same way as us. I guess that’s why the refs took off and got out of there so fast. I think everybody is upset with the way this thing played out. A Credit to them” – Dak Prescott

While Dak might have had no issues with what the fans did, the NBA referees surely did and decided to stand up for their NFL brethren with this statement:

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“The NBRA condemns the comments by Dak Prescott condoning violence against game officials. As an NFL leader, he should know better. We encourage the NFL to take action to discourage this deplorable behavior in the future.” -National Basketball Referees Association

Now maybe the next comment that comes out will be from the NFL referees association or even from commissioner Roger Goodell’s office. He has no power to fine or suspend any of the fans but he certainly can levy heavy fines on the Cowboys if they fail to identify, locate and ban the individuals that threw the trash on the field. Stay tuned.