Menino was quick to share his stance on the controversial penalty call that negated an apparent Cathedral touchdown in the Eastern Mass. Division 4A Super Bowl, saying he thought the call was unfair to the players and he wanted to show the kids he was proud of them.
"[Mayor Menino] just wanted to make sure that the kids got recognition for their hard work all year," said Sigsbury, who met Menino for the first time. "He was shocked, and said as soon as he heard news [of the controversy] he had to do something for the kids."
Cathedral quarterback Matt Owens was called for unsportsmanlike conduct because he raised his left arm as he ran toward the end zone in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl, and the touchdown did not count. The call has since received national attention.
During the discussion, Menino talked about inviting the players to lunch, but did not specify a location or date. According to Sigsbury, he did mention contacting Red Sox president Larry Lucchino about possibly using one of the Red Sox facilities for the gathering, but wanted the location to be a surprise.
"[The gesture] was not a publicity stunt, it was really heart-driven," said Sigsbury, who thought the mayor's interest in the matter was totally genuine. " He's a great man with a big heart, who really takes care of the people of Boston. This doesn't surprise me. He does a great job at what he does.''
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