Dak Prescott’s postgame comments on the fans throwing trash at the officials is drawing the ire of an unexpected place: the NBA.
The NBA Referees Association publicly called out the Dallas Cowboys quarterback in a tweet on Tuesday and demanded that the NFL take action against Prescott.
“The NBRA condemns the comments by Dak Prescott condoning violence against game officials,” they wrote. “As an NFL leader, he should know better. We encourage the NFL to take action to discourage this deplorable behavior in the future.”
Prescott, following Sundays 23-17 playoff loss to the 49ers, was initially condemning fans for throwing trash on the field until he was informed it was directed at the officials.
“Credit to them,” he said.
Prescott has yet to apologize or take back his comments, while Cowboys executive Stephen Jones joined 105.3 The Fan on Monday and said that there is no place in the game for that kind of behavior.
While the NBA officials seem to be sticking up for their officiating brethren, there has not been any comment yet from the NFL Referees Association about the incident, which saw bottles and debris rain down on the refs as they stormed off the field.