This is my first post here and my reason for posting is George Black's take on the officiating error during last Thursday night's game against Toronto.
Mr Black states the folowing :
"In Thursday night’s Montreal @ Toronto game, there was an officiating error when on a Toronto pass play, the Side Judge called Pass Interference against Montreal, threw his flag and assumed the pass had gone incomplete. The assumption was incorrect. Montreal actually intercepted the pass. The whistle should not have been blown until the play was completely over. As it happens, the penalty would supersede the balance of the play anyway."
Your statement is incorrect Mr. Black, the official did not throw his flag but can clearly be seen waving his arms to indicate an incomplete pass. If he had called pass interference he would have immediately thrown his flag as we always see officials do. Instead, what we saw was a blatant attempt to cover-up his mistake by calling pass interference after the fact.(The replay is also quite clear in showing that no interference took place).
A mistake can be accepted, we all make them but by covering up in this manner this official has shown a lack of integrity and should be terminated. As for the Director of Officiating to subscribe to this cover-up is absolutely unpardonnable.
I would have liked to respond directly to Mr. Black but there seems to be no way to respond to "Ask the Ref"