SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announced the initiative during his opening remarks, prompting @SECOfficiating to send out its first tweet.
Hello, world ?
This account will serve as your source for rules, videos, statistics and activities inside the SEC Video Center.
Go easy on us!
— SEC Officiating (@SECOfficiating) July 15, 2019
Ha! Immediately the Twitter account was bombarded by complaints about bad calls:
Can I ask how this was ruled "no good" pic.twitter.com/xWCnnhUUzJ
— Andrew Cummings (@apcg8tor95) July 15, 2019
EXPLANATION STILL NEEDED pic.twitter.com/56pLnf3KKa
— Tyler Mallams (@tyler_mallams) July 15, 2019
What’s your explanation for this egregious failure in officiating? I’ll hang up and listen, thanks. pic.twitter.com/3v7Qgu3l4W
— Poppa Juan Foggy (@HudsonHawk88) July 15, 2019
There were lots of “Alabama pays the refs” jokes:
I’m an Alabama fan. Has my check to you guys cleared? Looking forward to another productive season!
— Will Elliott (@Will_Elliott22) July 15, 2019
— RepublicanDore (@RepublicanDore) July 15, 2019
Buffalo Wild Wings even got in on the fun:
Keep our arrangement under wraps please
— Buffalo Wild Wings (@BWWings) July 15, 2019
I’m all for transparency, but this is going to be a hot mess. As the kids say, RIP to your mentions.