Late in the fourth quarter the Green Bay Packers were clearly getting frustrated losing to the Detroit Lions. After a touchdown run from the Lions’ Joique Bell, Packers cornerback Tramon Williams was walking off the field. A referee, Dino Paganelli, walked in front of Williams and was shoved out of the way.
“It was an accident,” Williams said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “One of the offensive linemen, after they scored, just kind of ran up into (me) and gave me a shoulder celebrating. I was walking, actually walking toward that way, going off the field.
“The referee must have come and just walked right in front of me and grazed me. I don’t know if he was trying to hold me or what. He just grazed me and I kind of knocked his arm off me. I was already frustrated. It was just an emotion thing.”
There is Lions center Dominic Raiola standing there in the GIF below.
“I wasn’t paying attention who it is and knocked the guy’s hand off me,” Williams said. “It was an emotional thing. It wasn’t anything.”
I’m not buying that he wasn’t paying attention. You can see him turn his head to look at the referee before giving him a little push, but yes it was probably an “emotional thing.”