COVINGTON, La. (WKYT) - A Louisiana eye doctor is offering NFL referees free eye exams after a controversial call in the NFC Championship game helped the St. Louis Rams punch their ticket to the Super Bowl over the New Orleans Saints.
Louisiana Family Eyecare in Covington posted to Facebook shortly after the Saints' 26-23 defeat to the Rams. A fourth quarter New Orleans drive was stalled when officials missed a pass interference call on a third down play deep into Rams' territory. Rams defensive back Nickel Robey-Coleman slammed into Tommylee Lewis while the ball was still in the air, and Saints coach Sean Payton was livid when no flag was thrown.
The Saints would settle for a field goal, which was matched by the Rams to send the game into overtime. The Rams would score on a 57-yard field goal to win.
"After having time to consider things we will GLADLY provide no cost eye exams to all NFL officials prior to next season to prevent the atrocity that occurred tonight. We would hate for someone else to feel our pain," the business said on Facebook.
The business was among many supporting the Saints outraged over the missed call. Some are calling for replay review of pass interference calls as a result.