This is a New One: Radio Host Accuses the NFL of Wanting the Raiders to Win on Sunday Night

Welp. File this one away as something you’ll probably never see again.

Somebody thinks the league is trying to help the Raiders win football games.

Joe Benigno, affectionately known as ‘Joe B’ to his local audience, is a long-time New York radio personality and he does a weekly hit on WFAN’s Evan and Tiki radio show.

This week, the retired radio host wasn’t happy about the officiating on Sunday night and went on a rant about the NFL and the officials in the Raiders 16-12 win over the Jets…

“You’re telling me the Raiders last night, three penalties the whole game? The Raiders, with the pressure the Jets put on, had one penalty all night?” Joe said, before adding that he thought the TV broadcast that was too pro-Vegas. “Can they kiss Antonio Pierce’s rear end any more than they did? It was like watching a Raiders infomercial.”

“Call me crazy,” he continued. “The league wanted the Raiders to win the game last night. I’m going out on a limb and saying it… I don’t trust the officials in the NFL. Sorry, I don’t. The officials have too much control over the game… The league wants the Raiders to be good! They want Vegas to be a place to come.”

Safe to say, it’s going to be a long time before anyone makes an accusation like this again. Like purple unicorns and real-life Charger fans, everyone knows there is no such thing as a Raider-friendly officiating crew.

Additionally, if the Raiders do someday benefit from calls on the field, you can be sure the NFL won’t be happy about it.

And for what it’s worth, Joe B wasn’t the only one with hot officiating takes on Sunday night…

Awful Announcing on Twitter: “”The refs are going to need Tommy John Surgery after this one.”Cris Collinsworth makes a joke (that might end up being serious) on a busy night for the officials in Vegas. pic.twitter.com/a0mDlTmuNN / Twitter”

“The refs are going to need Tommy John Surgery after this one.”Cris Collinsworth makes a joke (that might end up being serious) on a busy night for the officials in Vegas. pic.twitter.com/a0mDlTmuNN

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