Found August 30, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
The NFL’s replacement referees have been a disaster as a whole, and their collective performance during the preseason can be summarized by the above video. Referee Don King attempted to announce penalties during the second quarter of the Giants-Patriots preseason game, but he struggled mightily. The Giants were punting to the Pats, and there apparently were some infractions on the play. Good luck interpreting this convoluted explanation: “We have fouls by both teams during the kick,” said King. “We have illegal shift by the kicking team. After the kick (pause) … we have a 15-yard penalty (motions to Patriots). Chosen to re-kick (points to Giants) … five-yard penalty.” After a minute to rethink things, King realized how ridiculous he sounded, so he decided to interrupt play as the Giants were getting set to punt because he wanted to try his explanation a second time. “Correction on the reporting of the foul. Both teams were … both uh … both fouls were on the kicking team. Five-ya...

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