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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Saints’ Mike Thomas jabs Super Bowl referee Bill Vinovich

Michael Thomas

One NFL star isn’t particularly impressed with the league’s choice to officiate Super Bowl LIV.

The league announced Wednesday that Bill Vinovich will referee the upcoming Super Bowl, granting him the assignment for the second time in his career. Those in New Orleans will have something to say, however, as it was Vinovich’s crew that infamously blew a huge pass interference call in last year’s NFC Championship.

To that end, Saints wide receiver Mike Thomas wasted no time in criticizing the Vinovich appointment.

Vinovich has had a lengthy career, but in the minds of some, that no-call is going to define him. It was inevitably going to come up when the NFL made the announcement, but the league probably figures that it will blow over quickly and won’t be a talking point by the time Vinovich officiates the Super Bowl.

We do know that Thomas hasn’t forgotten. Given what he wanted to happen in the immediate aftermath of the non-call, though, we shouldn’t be surprised.

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