Lions DE Trey Flowers, fans react to controversial calls following loss against Packers

Posted at 6:29 AM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 13:57:27-04

(WXYZ) — Detroit Lions fans are left with a bad taste in their mouths after Monday night's game against the Green Bay Packers.

Players and fans took to social media to express frustration with the officiating that some say cost the Lions last night's 23-22 game.

Defensive End Trey Flowers was pinned with two penalties: a flag for illegal hands to the face. He has never been whistled for hands-to-the-face fouls in his five-year NFL career. Flowers told 7 Action News' Brad Galli he disagreed with the costly penalty.

Pro football Hall of Famer Barry Sanders even referred to the call as "phantom hands," acknowledging the "@Lions played too well to have the game end this way."

Flowers' teammates, Cornerback Darius Slay and Outside Linebacker Devon Kennard supported the defenisive end for speaking out.

Fans flooded Twitter with memes mocking the officiating and outcome.

Green Bay won on a 23-22 last-second field goal.