VIDEO: ESPN’S Sean McDonough Blames NFL Officiating for Declining Ratings During Live Broadcast

Referees discuss a call in the second quarter of a football game -- the NFL will test a new rule in 2016 under which players will be ejected from games if they receive two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties
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ESPN’s Sean McDonough, the lead play-by-play man for Monday Night Football, minces no words whatsoever when it comes to why he believes the league’s primetime ratings are in freefall.

During yet another Monday night eyesore, a game which saw 19 penalty flags, McDonough took occasion, after one of the more trivial calls, to blame NFL officiating for making the game almost unwatchable:

This is McDonough’s first season on the Monday Night Football team—and hopefully not his last.

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