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Aaron Rodgers on replacement refs: 'I just feel bad for the fans'

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Aaron Rodgers had reason to be livid after Monday night's controversial game-ending call, but the Packers quarterback sounded more frustrated than angry in comments he made on his weekly radio show.

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had plenty to be livid about after losing Monday night's game against the Seattle Seahawks on a controversial call by replacement referees, but he sounded more frustrated than angry in comments made on The Aaron Rodgers Show Tuesday morning.

When asked what he thought of the officiating that gave the Seahawks a 14-12 victory on a Hail Mary pass that appeared to be intercepted by Packers safety M.D. Jennings, Rodgers addressed the broader issue.

"First of all, I've got to do something that the NFL is not going to do, and I have to apologize to the fans. Our sport (has) generated a multi-billion dollar machine, by people who pay good money to come watch us play. And the product on the field is not being complemented by an appropriate set of officials. The games are getting out of control," said Rodgers.

Rodgers later added that he was unimpressed by the NFL's statement about the call, saying that they were "covering their butt." He didn't go as far as to post NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's phone number on his Facebook page, or make any profane comments, but it's clear the eighth-year veteran is incredibly frustrated, and rightfully so.

This story originally appeared on SBNation.com.