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Michigan State Police: Referees wanted for theft of NFL game after Packers win

Posted at 11:45 AM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 12:59:36-04

DETROIT — Michigan State Police are searching for men in striped shirts who are accused of stealing an NFL victory Monday night in Green Bay.

The Detroit Lions left Lambeau Field late Monday with a 23-22 loss to the Packers, who were helped by a few questionable penalties.

On Facebook, the MSP Detroit Post published an image of NFL officials Tuesday asking for information on “this man or his accomplices.”

Green Bay’s Mason Crosby kicked the game-winning field goal as time expired. The Packers might not have pulled it off if not for two fourth-quarter penalties for illegal hands to the face against Detroit's Trey Flowers, both of them on third down.

Before Monday night, Flowers had never been called for that penalty in his five-year career.

Each flag was thrown on third down. The first led to a touchdown, and the second essentially ended the game by allowing Green Bay to run down the clock and kick the field goal as time expired.