A lot of fans and media are aligning on social media during Super Bowl LV. They’re not agreeing with how the first half of Sunday’s game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs is being officiated.

In particular, a lot of individuals on social media thought the Chiefs got the short end of the stick in the first 30 minutes. And looking at the box score, there might be an argument.

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Halfway through the game, Kansas City was flagged 8 times for 95 yards while Tampa Bay was penalized just 1 time for 5 yards. That’s just a little uneven, isn’t it.

But that’s not all. A Tom Brady interception was negated because of a defensive holding call. There was also a pass interference call made on a pass from Brady that sailed through the back of the end zone and appeared to be uncatchable, keeping Tampa Bay’s final touchdown drive alive.

In total, the Chiefs were flagged three times on the Buccaneers’ final drive. Tampa scored with 6 seconds left to take a 21-6 lead into the locker room. Here’s what fans and media are saying about the officiating: