- The missed pass-interference call late in the fourth quarter of the NFC championship game between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams continues to be a major controversy.
- When asked about the play, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft joked that he didn’t want to criticise the officials because the Patriots still have to play in the Super Bowl.
- Check out all of INSIDER’s Super Bowl 2019 coverage here.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is wary of criticising the referees before his team’s Super Bowl matchup with the Los Angeles Rams next Sunday.
The NFL’s officiating has been a subject of debate after a missed pass-interference call late in the fourth quarter of the NFC championship game between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints. Some have wondered if the NFL needs new review rules, while others (Saints fans) have argued that the end of the game should be replayed.
While appearing on “Good Morning America,” Kraft was asked about the call and played the political game.
“We have one more game left, so I love the refs!” Kraft said, with a laugh.
Kraft went on to say that similar incidents have happened in the past and that the game is full of human error, so teams have to move on. He continued praising the officials.
“They actually do a great job,” Kraft said. “In our game in [Kansas City], there were a number of controversial calls that they had to get right, and they got them all right … They have a tough job.”
The officials did have to make some high-impact calls in the AFC championship game between the Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs. There was everything from a zoomed-in look at whether Julian Edelman muffed a fourth-quarter punt, to ruling that a Chiefs defender was offsides when Tom Brady threw what would have been a game-ending interception.
Watch Kraft’s answer below:
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