Re: Did we already talk about the Charlotte Richmond game?
Mar 15, 2013, 10:29 AM
Sometimes I agree that refs should let players play at the end of the game but players can't be stupid and expect the refs to let it slide. The player brought it on himself with the push and you can't blame someone else when you make a mistake.
The Charlotte player played it perfectly, he suckered the defender into pushing him, but once the arms are extended the ref can't not call it. And if it's called it's a T since it's a dead ball scenario.
As much as I hate to see a call determine a game a part of me thinks it is crazy to suggest a call shouldn't be made because of the situation. It is the refs job to call a fair game both ways. Just because one team committed the foul early and the other team waited until the end you can't call one foul and not the other. It is the players job to know the situation of the game and not cost their team a win not the refs job.
I really hate when the refs "swallow their whistle" in the last few seconds of the game and don't call it the same way they called the rest of the game. A foul is a foul whether it happens at the 19:59 mark or the 0:01.2 mark on the clock. I applaud the refs in the Charlotte game for calling it as the rules are written. Doesn't matter that there were less than 5 seconds left.