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Via Media Daily LA:
Replacement referee Wayne Elliott, during an interview with replacement refs aired Wednesday night on Showtime's Inside the NFL, talked about his experience after making the controversial call at the end of the infamous Seahawks-Packers Monday Night Football match-up. Elliott, who admits now that he should have called an interception, claims that for 72 hours his home phone didn't stop ringing, as people from Wisconsin called his number.
Elliott went on to say that he was in shock that one of those calls was a voicemail message from Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, who showed great restraint even in the wake of a scenario that many feel cost the Packers the victory.
"He called me at my house last week because he had heard I was having a rough week with all the calls and everything," Elliott said. "Wanted (me) to know that he thought what I did -- controversial and maybe he didn't agree with it -- (but he thought) I handled it with class."
At least McCarthy handled the situation better than the rest of the Packers faithful.
The ref said after reviewing the tape of the controversial Hail Mary pass; an interception would have been the right call, which would have given then win to the Packers.
"I learned a rule by screwing up the rule," said Elliott.
But he also says he was just doing what he'd been taught by the NFL.
"It was brought up that you don't really call interference on a Hail Mary. ... You just let it go," he said of the training the replacement refs had been given.
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