How about not blowing the whistle 2 microseconds after it hit him? Quick whistles go to the refs favored team, watch enough games and you'll see a pattern.
I don't believe that kind of stuff. Refs aren't really fans like you and I - I think they're worried more about keeping their paycheck and keeping a good reputation so that they get chosen for playoff games and Olympic finals, etc. Then again, I refereed when I was younger so maybe I'm baised.
But, yes, the quick whistle was the problem. As the CBC commentator said, it was the result of the many net front scrums that happened throughout that game. It's the human element.
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