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Referees Don't Call Blatant Pass Interference In Rams-Saints

a wideshot of the new orleans saints' stadium against the rams

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 20: The New Orleans Saints kickoff to the Los Angeles Rams during the first quarter in the NFC Championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 20, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

There are certain plays that, depending on the way the game is going or the time of the year, can be forgiven for being missed by the referees.

But this play in the Rams-Saints game was not one of them.

On a third down play late in the fourth quarter, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees took aim at wide receiver Tommylee Lewis, who was being covered by Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman.

Rather than play the ball though, Robey-Coleman delivered a hit to Tommylee Lewis as the ball was heading his way.

The pass went incomplete but should have drawn an easy pass interference flag.

It did not.

Viewers on Twitter quickly tore the officials to shreds.

The Saints were ultimately forced to settle for a field goal, and on the ensuing drive, the Rams were able to tie the game at 23-23.

The NFC Championship Game is being played on FOX.