However, that rule has not been enforced in a very long time. Certainly shouldnt have been in this high profile match.
Tough to compare this to hockey. Lets say the Penguins are in game 7 of the conference final. They are up by 1 but are on the PK. Fluery Make a glove save, then the refs calls him for delay of game via not playing the puck, so the opposing team gets a 5 on 3.
It was a very game changing call on a play that shouldnt of been called period. Not only that, they called a poor penalty shot moments later.