Was there an illegal block - yes, 100% ... but THE FACT remains it had ZERO IMPACT on the play. Was it stupid of #44 to push from behind ? - absolutely, 100% ... but the fact is, if he doesn't make that idiotic decision to shove the defender - that defender was NEVER going to make the play ... not only would he have NOT made the play on his own - but there was a second Tiger Cat (#14) trailing #44 - he was in position to, and would have creamed the defender ... there was just NO REASON for the Ref to make that call ... it was unnecessary, irrelevant, and the WORST call in the history of the Grey Cup.
Only a true CFL football fan, and serious football mind can comprehend how tragic, and idiotic that penalty call really was. It is a classic example of "if you have to ask - you wouldn't understand" .
It is a real shame the TD was taken away ... it could have been an instant classic, a Grey Cup for the AGES !!!
If the ref doesn't make the call ... then the discussion becomes "it looked like there was a block from behind ... to which the football world would have responded - but it didn't effect the play whatsoever - so it was a GREAT NON-CALL. " It can not be stated emphatically enough - a NON-CALL by the ref would be a lot more defensible, acceptable, and easier to swallow than the bone head decision he made to butt his insignificant self into the narrative, and mess with the course of history !!!!
Instead we were all robbed of a special football moment, and left to suck on sour grapes for an eternity by a MORON REFEREE who should be ashamed of himself for all time.