It was the Saints that got robbed Sunday, but by Monday, it’s Rams running back Todd Gurley who is still duping a few stragglers.
Mike Francesa fell victim to Gurley’s Photoshopped Instagram of him exchanging jerseys with head referee Bill Vinovich after the Rams pulled off a 26-23 overtime win against the Saints in Sunday’s NFC Championship.
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“You should never have another jersey, whether you exchange them with players before the game — which should be an outrageous thing to begin with,” Francesa said. “No way should an official be exchanging jerseys with a player before a game. That sets such a bad — that’s such a bad thing to do, number one. Number two, they have to stay distant from the players.”
After he got back from a commercial break, during which he was informed Gurley’s Instagram post was not real, Francesa tried to save face.
“That was posted by Gurley, I guess, but it was not real, thank God,” Francesa said. “At least that wasn’t true, so they didn’t exchange jerseys, which I’m thankful for that.”
Still, Gurley’s post was not a great look for the NFL after its officials failed to call an obvious pass interference against Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman in the final minutes of regulation, which allowed Los Angeles to come back and win.