Looks like the backlash was real. 

The NFL officiating crew that worked the NFC championship game was moved to a different suburban hotel Sunday night, after being harassed both in person and even by cellphone at their first downtown hotel.  

We introduced you to the refs working the game:  

All game officials checked out of the suburban hotel by mid-morning Monday, without incident during their stay, sources said.

The NFL confirmed officials did relocate to a different hotel on Sunday night, but said there was no threat to their safety and no issues involved, just a switch to be cautious. 

The NFL needs the refs to be held accountable, but they should never be in harm’s way. 

It’s just a game. 

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