Brookfield Central H.S. football players upset at NFL for losing sight of game's meaning
BROOKFIELD- Football's next generation says the business of big time football could be getting in the way of what the game is supposed to be about.
Chikwe Obasih and Dan Sorenson are seniors on Brookfield Central High School's football team. Both have thought about taking the game to the top, but now?
"To be an NFL athlete, I'd be pretty fed up by now," said Obasih.
"Every kid's dream is to play in the NFL but now because of the concussions, the referees, and the lockouts it's made me question if that's something I want to go down with," explained Sorenson.
These players don't have multi-million dollar contracts. They don't have big endorsement deals. What they have is a love of the game and they say blown calls in the Packers-Seahawks Monday Night Football game can't help but chip away at it.
"I think people are starting to not enjoy the game as much anymore and I think they need to come to some type of agreement," said Sorenson.
"I think it's real disappointing. I don't know about you, but they're going to start losing some fans," said Obasih.
They hope what happened Monday night doesn't happen again.
"Those guys who are the replacement refs, they're good guys -- they're just not qualified. They're just doing their best, but something's got to be done about that now," believes Obasih.