Referee One of 1st People to Congratulate Tom Brady After AFC Championship

Steve Silverman@@profootballboyFeatured ColumnistJanuary 22, 2018

The New England Patriots pulled off yet another memorable comeback as they defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 to win the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.

One of the game's storylines was the penalty disparity. The Patriots were called for one penalty that cost them 10 yards, whereas the Jaguars had six penalties resulting in 98 yards.

As the final seconds ticked off the clock, referee Clete Blakeman appeared to be one of the first to offer Brady congratulations with a celebratory hand to the chest.

While the officials are supposed to be unbiased, it's not unheard of for an official to congratulate a player on the field.

Still, it could be seen as a little out of place.

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