The new Twitter trend ‘NFL is rigged’ was sparked after the Cincinnati Bengals’ loss against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC championship on Sunday.
A particular group of fans might get hugely disheartened or drunk enough to conjure such a conspiracy. But we can’t dismiss the reason for the allegation that referees play a larger role in game outcomes than they should.
The AFC championship game was no exception to such egregious errors by the officials. There are a couple of questionable calls that directly affect the Chiefs’ win and incite the fans to go bonkers.
- Colin Cowherd addresses “NFL is rigged” claims following Chiefs’ dramatic win vs Bengals in AFC Championship Game
What did Arian Foster have to say about the claim that ‘NFL is rigged’?
In an interview on the Macrodosing podcast, the former professional Arian Foster also sang in the same key. In response to a question about whether the NFL had a script, he stated, “We were really dedicated to. So, it was more, like, that’s what practice was about, practicing the script.”
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“This is what goes on. This is what we have to do… It’s like WWF, so we know what’s going to happen, but you still have to put on a show,” Foster delivered the burning hot statement. And there is no going back from this.
The 36-year-old played in the most popular sports league in the USA from 2009 to 2016 as a running back. During his brief career, he was named four times to the Pro Bowl, twice to the NFL All-Pro First Team, and twice to the NFL rushing touchdown and yards leader awards.
The former RB had experienced 58 wins for the Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins, which he now refers to as ‘fixed.’ Surely the fans, teammates, and NFL wouldn’t appreciate his perspective. The NFL might come forward with penalties, but there is still time for him to explain his view.
What do you think about Arian Foster’s claim? Is the NFL actually rigged? Share your opinion about this conspiracy theory.