Kansas City Chiefs and NFL fans reacted to a replay of Jaylen Waddle lined before a play against the Tennessee Titans on Monday Night Football. The Miami Dolphins’ star wide receivers didn’t appear to be lined up any different than how Chiefs’ wide receiver Kadarius Toney was before he was flagged on Sunday.
The offside penalty cost the Chiefs a touchdown as an exciting lateral pass from Kelce to Toney was called back. However, Hill received no such offside penalty on Monday night.
Jordan Schultz with Bleacher Report posted a video of the play on X. Schultz made the point that NFL fans and players want consistency on calls. After all, the officials didn’t flag Bills linebacker Von Miller for being offside two players after they called back Toney’s touchdown.
The unfair part about the call was that it robbed fans of seeing one of the best plays of the year because the officials decided to make it about themselves instead of the players on the field.
#Dolphins WR Jaylen Waddle lined up in what looks like the identical spot as Kadarius Toney. This time? No call.
I think players and fans just want consistency from the refs more than anything. pic.twitter.com/VMqPmSJSpv
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) December 12, 2023
Kansas City Chiefs fans react to Waddle’s lineup
Chiefs and NFL fans had differing opinions on the NFL letting Waddle get away with lining up offside on a much more banal play than Toney. Here are the best takes of fans reacting to Waddle’s pre-snap position.
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— MikeTX (@miketx95) December 12, 2023
THANK YOU finally someone is covering this accurately
— Ethan Cooper (@piano_man_jr) December 12, 2023
I mean both should be penalties but this is a fair observation highlighting the inconsistency of officiating and how it affects game outcomes
— Evan (@3Dogg17) December 12, 2023
The irony is utterly hilarious coming from these cry babies 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/FrPfbqsQXq
— Stephen Garrett (@Garrett7Stephen) December 12, 2023
They've been doing this shit for years.
The game is RIGGGGEEDDD.
I don't know how hard it is to understand it's a show. Not a professional sport
— Cataclyst (@CataclystAlham1) December 12, 2023
Inconsistency at it's best
— Ryan Beckham (@OneMindMan) December 12, 2023
Plus Toney was lining up that way entire game and they waited till that moment to do something about it! No warning or flag previously. 😡
— KayC#1 (@PamelaPkekcno1) December 12, 2023
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