i was watching the english feed so i did not know the other feed showed replays. on that i stand corrected. as for 'logic,' however, there isn't much on the side of denying any possibility of the ref hoping a replay could help him. 'logic' is hard put to explain the delay as caused merely by having to hear what the 4th official had to say. and there's nothing illogical about a ref in trouble hoping a voice in his ear would tell him based on replays. the chain of communication could be any you like. a tournament official upstairs directly to the ref, or to the sideline official, or the sideline official close enough to a monitor, whatever. obviously that didn't happen, because they still got the call wrong. and the ref once he could wait no longer, reasserted his call and moved on, which i think in the end he did properly. but it's odd to say the least that the 4th official would take that long to tell the ref he hadn't seen hand ball, and really that's the only other headset conversation that would have been needed. it's odd the ref would prolong the mayhem for so long once he had that simple information. in other words, the whole thing is odd. and since no one seems impressed with the ref's performance in the first place, i don't see why he/she would be so adamant the poor guy wasn't hoping for some help even from replay. we'll never know. but there's plenty here for doubt. and if someone didn't see the game, well, that doesn't put them in any very good position to have a sense of what went on.