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Lance Easley once was a replacement ref. It was Easley who infamously signaled touchdown in the “Fail Mary” game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks, ruling a touchdown catch for Golden Tate on a play that clearly was an interception by M.D. Jennings. The Packers were robbed in the 14-12 Week 3 loss on “Monday Night Football.”
He became a symbol for the failures of a group of substitutes, as well as the ending to lingering labor battle. The real officials returned six days later.
Easley quickly slid back into anonymity after a week or so, but he’ll return to the public eye on July 7 in Seattle, when he serves as an umpire in a celebrity softball game hosted by Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.
“Remember the Ref who called TD during the Green Bay Game Monday Night??? His name is Lance Easley and he is going to Umpire for us July 7th! Don’t be surprised if a few flags are thrown,” Sherman wrote.
Umpires don’t throw flags in softball, but maybe Easley doesn’t know that.