Free eye surgery offered to officials of AU v. UA

Last Saturday’s officiating debacle in the Jordan-Hare Triangle has now gathered an official response from the University of Arkansas.

The world watched in amazement as struggling Abarn was handed the game in the ever curious Jordan-Hare stadium in the form of fourteen points that were blatantly in error.

Now it’s going even further (read the full story here).

“Fayetteville-based McDonald Eye Associates is taking it upon itself to make sure Arkansas doesn’t have any more questionable officiating. The company said in a release Tuesday it will offer free laser vision surgery to any on-field or replay booth official from Saturday’s Arkansas-Auburn game. The Razorbacks lost 65-43, but a pair of questionable Auburn touchdowns have had Arkansas fans up in arms.”

The University of Arkansas said in a release Monday that it had officially petitioned the SEC over a number of poor calls from the game, two of which most definitely resulted in phantom touchdowns for the home-standing, and at the time, struggling Tiggers.

So a practice is trying to help avoid future calamity.

“The officiating of the game has come under much scrutiny among Arkansas fans because of two controversial calls that went against the Razorbacks,” the McDonald release said. “Both plays directly led to Auburn touchdowns.

“Errors and incorrect calls from the game could have possibly been avoided with better vision. McDonald Eye Associates believes that a laser vision correction procedure will result in fewer mistakes in the future.”

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