NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - A kid who answered the final Jeopardy question correctly, but lost because he spelled the answer wrong, says he was robbed.

Thomas Hurley, III correctly answered the question about the Emancipation Proclamation, but he spelled emancipation wrong.

He says "it was just a spelling error" and doesn't think he deserved to lose.

Even if his answer counted, Hurley would've finished far behind the winner. He went home with $2,000.

Producers say they were just following the rules.

They say if contestants got credit "for an incorrect response (however minor), the show would effectively penalize the other players."

Fans are giving it to Alex Trebek on the Jeopardy Facebook page.