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Former NFL Referee Admits Controversial Call Was Incorrect

a general view of the new orleans saints superdome

NEW ORLEANS - SEPTEMBER 19: General view of the Louisiana Superdome during the game between the New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers on September 19, 2004 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 30-27. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

A former NFL referee has admitted that a controversial call during today's major game was the incorrect one.

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the New Orleans Saints, 31-28, earlier this evening.

There was an extremely controversial call earlier in the contest, when Steelers' defensive back Joe Haden got called for pass interference on this play.

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Unsurprisingly, a former veteran NFL referee has admitted that the call was the wrong one. "Even though Joe Haden did have a hand on the receiver prior to the ball being there, he should not have been penalized for Pass Interference on this play. This contact did not effect the receiver and is not severe enough to warrant a flag," he tweeted.

Steelers fans can take solace in that, at least.