OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbo said on Friday he had not heard from the NFL office after he lowered his face cover to argue with an official during Monday night’s 34-20 loss to Kansas City chiefs.
The NFL Referees’ Federation complained about the incident to NFL Executive Vice President Troy Vincent, according to the NFL Network.
On Friday, Harbou said, “I understand that we are all chasing perfection.” “We try to be as perfect as possible. It’s a very difficult standard to get others to do. But you try to do the best you can. That’s all I really have to say.
The NFL has issued strong warnings to coaches not wearing masks on the sidelines during matches, threatening to suspend and confiscate draft picks as punishment for non-compliance with match-day protocols for COVID-19, according to a league memo obtained on Wednesday. Adam Shifter from ESPN.
Four head coaches – John Groden of the Raiders, Sean Payton of the Raiders, Vic Fangio of the Broncos and Sean McVay – have already been fined by the league for not wearing masks on the sideline during matches.
In the first quarter of Monday’s match, Harbaugh is seen lowering his neck when he is yelling at Linear Judge Mark Steinkerchner about an interrupted penalty kick at a tight end. Nick Boyle.
On Wednesday, Harbaugh praised how the Ravens followed the league mask protocol during the first three matches when asked about the incident with the official.
“I don’t think there is anyone better than us, or our crew, from the start of the match until the end of the match,” Harbou said. “To think of a warm, competitive environment for three hours, especially when you shout, that your mask won’t fall off for 5 to 10 seconds, I don’t think anyone can adhere to this standard.”