Vikings star Justin Jefferson faces hefty NFL punishment after appearing to hit a referee with his HELMET – as frustrations boiled over in the Packers’ heavy loss
- The Minnesota Vikings were on the end of a heavy 41-17 loss to the Packers on Sunday
- Justin Jefferson’s frustrations boiled over when cameras caught him punching a referee
- After Kirk Cousins threw an INT, Jefferson ripped off his helmet and threw it
- The helmet, although accidental, caught a sideline official on the shoulder
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By Ben Nagle for Dailymail.Com
Published: 13:12 GMT, January 2, 2023 | Update: 1:32 p.m. GMT, January 2, 2023
Vikings superstar Justin Jefferson has risked the wrath of the NFL after shocking video emerged showing him hitting a referee in the back with his helmet.
The broad, considered by most Minnesota’s best player, let his frustrations get the better of him in Sunday’s loss to the Packers – and he could now face a league fine and suspension.
As the Vikings were losing heavily heading into halftime, Kirk Cousins threw his second interception of the game at Packers safety Adrian Amos, and Jefferson was filmed letting his anger boil over.
Justin Jefferson (right) appears to hit a sideline official with his helmet in the first half
CBS cameras captured the moment Jefferson’s frustrations seemed to boil over
As noted by CBS Sports, Jefferson is seen ripping off his helmet and swinging it down, catching a sideline official on the back of the shoulder with it.
Although the action seemed accidental and Jefferson was not ejected from the game at the time, Jefferson could still face punishment for the aggressive move.
The incident was one of the highlights of a horrific night for the Vikings man, who was stalked by Jaire Alexander and managed just one hold for 15 yards from five targets.
The action was apparently accidental, but could still see the broad land himself in hot water
Jefferson was one of the best players in the league this year, but he had a bad day
Luckily for Minnesota, however, a playoff berth is already guaranteed, despite losing 41-17 they have already clinched their division and are heading into the playoffs as the NFC’s No. 3 seed.
In the final week of the season, they face a struggling Bears team that has lost nine straight and will become the NFL’s worst team in 2022.
The Packers, meanwhile, face a huge final day game against the Lions – and it’s victory and for Aaron Rodgers and Co after changing their season to win four games in a row.
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