OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood Says #NoRefsAllowed

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She may or may not be a fan of the Pack, but when Carrie Underwood was heading up to Green Bay, Wis., Wednesday night (Sept. 26), she had to say something about possibly the most controversial football call in history. “Woo hoo!! Green Bay, we are ready to rock tonight! You deserve it, you’ve had a rough weekend! #norefsallowed,” she tweeted and hashtagged in reference to the referee who made a super questionable call during Monday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. So far, that tweet has been retweeted 1,628 times, so I think it’s safe to say Underwood’s thinking what we’re all thinking. After the show, she wrote, “Thanks Green Bay for the fun times tonight! What a great crowd! I felt you guys with me every step of the way! I can’t wait to come back! Xo” Even Brad Paisley had to say something about the game. “I think next week the NFL should just go into the stands and let anyone wearing stripes ref the games. It can’t be worse,” he tweeted. I just hope that the scorned replacement ref — Lance Easley, a 52-year-old banker from California — wasn’t a country fan.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.