GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt is weighing in on the blown call heard around the world.
In a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Schmitt expresses his disappointment and displeasure with the game ending call for the Packers and Seahawks game.
Schmitt says he is concerned about the integrity of the game and the significant financial effect on the local economy.
Schmitt goes on to say it is disheartening to see elite representation threatened by less than qualified officials who are not at the same level as officials with the NFL Referees Association.
The letter goes on to explain the how the Packers exist and succeed in the small community compared to major markets.
The Mayor feels Monday night’s game creates a negative perception on the NFL brand, which in turn jeopardizes the Packers chance for success and potential negative impact on the community.
In closing, Schmitt argues the crucial importance of resolving the dispute between the refs and the league and to prevent further deterioration of the NFL’s product.