It's likely Annesley didn’t watch the game. To be fair he's not able to watch every game, every weekend.I agree with some of your points
But I don't think we should just disect the last minute of a game
Annesley should call out all bad calls or none
There was a clear cut forward pass missed 3 tackles earlier
The way it works is that there'll be a complaint and/or media scrutiny about an isolated event. Otherwise he wouldn't bother. He will then look at the actual incident and issue a statement based on his observation and the best PR outcome.
I know, it's the tail wagging the dog. But unfortunately it has been like that for longer than anyone can remember.