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Tuck Rule play referee enjoys shade from Raiders fans and Amy Trask

Walt Coleman’s view on the infamous Tuck Rule play may lighten the dislike some Raiders fans might have for the NFL referee.

Coleman officiated the 2001 divisional round playoff game between the Raiders and the Patriots in which Charles Woodson’s apparent strip-sack of Tom Brady became an incomplete pass upon his further review.

Coleman talked extensively about the Tuck Rule play Friday with Tadd Haislop of Sporting News after recent comments by former Raiders CEO Amy Trask brought up the incident.

“Saw a reference to Walt Coleman as the ‘dean’ of officials – not the word that comes to my mind – you feeling me Raider Nation,” Trask wrote on Twitter two weeks ago.