Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa ripped into the officiating crew in Monday night's 28-14 win over the Las Vegas Raiders, calling them "blind" following a missed holding call late in the fourth quarter that ultimately led to Bosa being hit with a potentially costly penalty.
"I didn't even know they called the f---ing penalty on me because I was fuming," Bosa said while answering a question about the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty he received after he complained about the missed call. "But, I mean, refs are blind, simple. I'm sorry, but you're blind, like open your eyes and do your job. It's so bad it's unbelievable."
With less than four minutes remaining in the game and the Raiders facing first-and-10 at their own 37-yard line, quarterback Derek Carr threw an incomplete pass. Bosa, who had already recorded his 50th career sack in the first quarter, argued that the referees did not call a holding penalty against a lineman trying to block him on the play. The ensuing unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Bosa gave the Raiders the ball at the Chargers' 48-yard line, down 14 points.