Lance Easley — the NFL replacement ref who made the TD call in Monday night’s Packers vs. Seahawks game tells TMZ … he stands by his decision, adamantly saying, “It was the correct call.”


Easley told them he can’t believe he’s being vilified … “I didn’t do anything wrong.”

He says strongly … the Packers player who allegedly intercepted the ball never had singular possession because, “You have to not only have the ball but have either 2 feet or a body part on the ground, and that never happened.”

Easley says this was clearly a case of simultaneous possession — meaning the catch goes to the offensive player —  adding, “Put any other official who knows the rules and they would make the same call.”

Easley told us, no one has ever seen a play like this before, so there’s no point of reference to judge the call.  He says, “I don’t appreciate the negative stuff.”

Easley says he feels like he’s become a sacrificial lamb, who had to “fall on the sword.”

Easley — who refs at El Camino and Pierce Junior Colleges as well as Occidental, all in Southern California — says the replacement refs did what they were expected to do.

“We did a damn good job … for the most part.”