Referee Goes After Buffalo Bills Player Verbally on Sunday [VIDEO]
It was a pretty good day to be at the stadium for Buffalo Bills fans on Sunday.
The Bills trounced the Pittsburgh Steelers, 38-3, in what was the worst loss by the Steelers franchise since 1989 and the most lopsided loss ever against the Bills.
Bills quarterback Josh Allen threw for 424 yards and four touchdowns and missed most of the fourth quarter, in favor of Case Keenum, since the game was already well in hand.
The very end of the game is something that fans are still talking about, however, which started with Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett and Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson.
Pickett threw incomplete on the final Steelers pass of the game. Lawson tackled Pickett at his knees, which the rookie QB did not appreciate and started a scuffle between both teams.
During the scuffle, Bills edge rusher A.J. Epenesa was ejected on the play, which was the second of two penalties after the whistle; the other being a personal four against Pickett.
Epenesa was ejected for contact with an official. After the game was over, the video was released on social media and it shows just how visibly upset referee John Hussey was after Epenesa touched him.
This was the second player ejection by Hussey in as many weeks.
You see Hussey pushing or shoving Epenesa out of the way from behind him, and Epenesa gives him an arm swipe to kind of say "get off of me."
Hussey was not happy and he verbally went after Epenesa after it happened, then circled back to his officiating crew while looking back at Epenesa.
I think it's entirely reasonable to assume Epenesa thought a Steelers player was shoving him and I don't pretend to pay close attention to situations like this but I don't think I've seen too many times a referee pushing a player out of the way like that, so I don't think Epenesa meant anything by it.
Bills fans are not happy with Hussey.
Joe Marino of The Draft Network and Locked on Bills agreed that Hussey's reaction was weak.