MAC: Referee did not follow "proper protocol" in calling out Central Michigan band and cheerleaders


In what became the signature moment of last night's CMU vs. Toledo game, referee Anthony Cannella called out the band and cheerleaders for "interrupting the snap" before a crucial 2nd and Goal for the Rockets. Today, the MAC head of officiating released a statement saying that "the official in question last night erred by making his announcement without following the proper protocol and identifying CMU’s cheerleaders." There was no penalty on the play, but it did manage to affect the drive; Toledo missed a 21 yard field goal on 4th and goal.