CFL says refs made “incorrect call” against Bombers in loss to Stampeders

The CFL says its officials made an “incorrect call” against Winnipeg that had a “significant impact” in the Blue Bombers’ loss to the Calgary Stampeders on Friday night. 

Referees penalized Winnipeg with an illegal procedure call with 39 seconds left in the final quarter. The result turned what would have been a 45-yard game-tying field goal attempt into a 50-yard attempt, which Blue Bombers kicker Lirim Hajrullahu missed.


Calgary won the game 25-23.

The CFL said Saturday that the league has reviewed the call and concluded it was “an incorrect call.” 

“The official who made it is being disciplined in accordance with the gravity of the situation,” CFL Vice President of Officiating Glen Johnson said in a release.


The Canadian Press