An online petition calling for an investigation of Saturday's Bengals-Steelers wild-card game is close to its 15,000 signatures goal in less than 24 hours.
The petition, on the website thepetitionsite.com
"I know I just sound like a bitter fan and admittedly I am," the petition description reads. "But any real football fan has to admit there was a lot of shadiness surrounding this game.
"This is beyond being upset with a loss. The 'no call' on the Bernard hit, the supposed 'helmet' hit from Burfict, and the 'unsportmanlike conduct' call involving a Pittsburgh coach who shouldn't have been on the field appear to be a blatant manipulation of the game," the description continues. "Also consider that the Steelers were favored to win this game coming in, and that for some reason this game was officiated by the same team from the previous game which was also poorly manned."
Viewer Erin Albers questioned Antonio Brown's injury after seeing photos of the Steelers locker room post-game celebration.
"Does Antonio Brown look like he has a concussion?" Albers said in her email.
The last line of the petition page hints at some kind of larger conspiracy, saying "there is definitely something suspicious going on behind the scenes."
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is allowed to overturn game victories if evidence points to "Extraordinarily Unfair Acts," but he didn't exercise this right during far more controversial situations, such as last year's "Deflategate" scandal with New England. Tom Brady was suspended following the "Deflategate" investigation, but the outcome of the game in question went untouched.
The Cincinnati petition only calls for an investigation, which is a fairly common occurrence between the various issues with players, personnel, teams, safety and rules.
The Steelers victory means they will play the Denver Broncos in the AFC Divisional round playoff this Sunday.