An eyecare practice in Louisiana is offering free exams to NFL officials after a controversial playoff loss for the New Orleans Saints.
The Saints lost the NFC championship game in overtime against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Saints coach Sean Payton says the loss was due to a missed call late in the game.
With just under two minutes left in the tie game, Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman knocked down Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis on an incomplete pass. Refs could have called pass interference and helmet-to-helmet contact but did not pull out their flags.
Shortly after the heartbreaking and controversial loss, Louisiana Family Eyecare posted on Facebook that they were willing to provide eye exams to NFL officials for free.
“We will GLADLY provide no-cost eye exams to all NFL officials prior to next season to prevent the atrocity that occurred tonight,” the post read. “We would hate for someone else to feel our pain.”
A vision center in Texas also chimed in on Twitter, saying they would provide free exams and glasses to any ref in need.
“You know who you are,” they added in the tweet.
In light of the atrocious lack of calls during the New Orleans Saints game we would like to extend free eye exams and glasses to any NFL referee in need.
You know who you are.— CrystalVisionCenter (@CrystalVisionCS) January 21, 2019
After beating the Saints, the Rams will now face the New England Patriots in this year’s Super Bowl in Atlanta.