In week 14 of the 01/02 season, the Jacksonville Jaguars were out of playoff contention but the Cleveland Browns knew that their destiny was in their own hands. After a controversial Browns’ touchdown, head official Terry McAuley called his referees together to check it out. However, the problem was that the Browns had already run another play so this infuriated the crowd.
A date which will live in infamy.
— Bottlegate (@Bottlegate) December 16, 2019
Actually, this is probably the understatement of the century. The fans were furious with the referees for making the wrong call and unleashed their fury. They threw down bottles, cans, food, and whatever else they could get their hands on. While their actions were inexcusable, the referees incited them through poor communication and the wrong decision.