Now before everyone jumps down my throat, I feel the need to vent about the officiating over the last two weeks. Not that different calls would have swung the game in Hamiltons favour…but all the same…some very questionable calls.
Last weeks “rub” where Winnipeg scored their first TD. A “rub”? What a joke. The Winnipeg receiver taking out the Cat defender with a solid hit is interference. Calling that a rub reminds me of the Knights in the Monty Python and The Holy Grail…“It’s only a flesh wound”.
Last week Wayne Shaw intercepted a pass from Glenn. On that play, we were guilty of roughing the passer (after the ball was delivered) and an objectionable conduct after Wayne was tackled. What I can’t figure out is how we not only were penalized for 30 yards, but Winnipeg was given the ball back.
Tonight…Anthony Collier was guilty of off-side. But he sacked Dickenson and was penalized for roughing the passer? How the hell do you get that penalty when Dickenson still had the ball. The play wasn’t whistled dead so Dickenson was a legitimate target.
Sorry…I may not know football as well as some of you and not have a complete grasp of the rules. But from what I’ve seen, I can’t help but feel the officials are either totally inept…or totally corrupt.