Michael Thomas rips officials during Saints-Packers: 'watering down the game'


Michael Thomas may not have played in Sunday’s primetime game against the Green Bay Packers, but the New Orleans Saints star did not shy away from his feelings about the officiating.

With the game tied late in the third quarter, Aaron Rodgers connected with tight end Marcedes Lewis for an 18-yard touchdown pass down the left sideline to give Green Bay the lead.

Lewis hauled in the pass over the head of Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins, whom Lewis appeared to make some contact with to gain separation in order to make the play.

Jenkins immediately pulled his hands up when Lewis made contact and was shocked there wasn’t a flag thrown as he signaled a push off.

Thomas seemed to agree and weighed in on Twitter, which included taking a shot at officiating overall in the NFL.

The Saints are no strangers to getting the short end of the stick when it comes to officiating. They infamously were burned by a no-call on a defensive pass interference in the 2019 NFC Championship Game against the Los Angeles Rams.

There have indeed been a couple of controversial officiating moments this year, and Thomas wasn’t the only one voicing his frustration on Sunday.

The Rams sounded off on the officials after a questionable defensive pass interference call on fourth down allowed the Bills a second life and win the game on the next play.

The Dallas Cowboys also had a big play called back from a questionable offensive pass interference call against the Rams in Week 1, which head coach Mike McCarthy made clear he thought was the wrong call.

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