In a viral video making the rounds on social media, the NFL commish can be seen jumping into the arms of Chiefs defensive star Chris Jones to celebrate the win.
The two shared their congrats and I love yous on the field at State Farm Stadium, and it was all smiles.
But the issue NFL Twitter is having with the interaction comes after a suspicious holding call was made on the Eagles in the closing moments of the game which set them up for the game-winning field goal.
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) February 13, 2023
“Why is Roger Goodell celebrating like he’s a member of the team?” on user joked.
There were also plenty of Bengals fans who were still up about officiating controversies from the AFC Championship Game which went down to the wire before the Chiefs pulled out the win to punch their ticket to Glendale for the Big Game.
Then, of course, everyone was obviously saying the league is rigged.
Is this defensive holding? Technically yes.
Is this a defensive holding call that you call in the super bowl with less than 2 minutes in the game on a crucial 3rd down to ultimately decide the game?
Absolutely not. pic.twitter.com/gGcGhYwJBR
— Chickster (@CH1CKSTER) February 13, 2023
The ending to Super Bowl 57 was disappointing because it was an instant class, back-and-forth game, then, unfortunately, the controversial call all but put the game away for the Chiefs.
But, hey, at least we got some memes.
Super Bowl 57 MVP pic.twitter.com/sAAWqLqMpD
— The Sports Troll (@TheSportsTroll) February 13, 2023
And this instant classic.
Me knowing I have to go to work tomorrow. https://t.co/m9zmZ8jbBc
— Mel (@Melontheattack) February 12, 2023
— Alexander Tassopoulos (@tasspointoh) February 12, 2023
Nick Sirianni crying meme is me watching the FAST X trailer
— Brian – 2023 Yankees Fan (@brianspeaksnow) February 13, 2023