Greece, N.Y. -- Lifelong Green Bay Packers fan David Towle felt sick as he woke up Tuesday morning.
“It feels like I got kicked in the stomach,” explained Towle.
He, like millions of other football fans nationwide, were watching as Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate wrestled with Green Bay Packers safety M.D. Jennings for possession of the football on a desperation pass that ended the game.
“You watch M.D. Jennings come down with the ball. He had two hands around the ball as he hits the ball. He’s now down by contact,” said Towle.
That’s what he saw, but not the official who called it a touchdown for Seattle.
“It’s just like baseball. The tie goes to the runner, the tie goes to the guy who caught the ball; the receiver,” said Todd Lotempio, a Seahawks fan.
The NFL released a statement
on the play and said it stands by the call made by game officials.