I was in SB and about 5 others limp in preflop. Flop come up and checks around the table to the dealer button player who raised the minimum. I call along with one other. Turn comes up and same thing- dealer button bets minimum and I call while the other player folds. River comes up, I make a straight and check and DB only says “I bet” while tossing chips out while Neither dealer or player announces amount. I say call and push chips out thinking it was the minimum amount, dealer says show so I show a Straight vs KK. Dealer says I win and starts pushing chips my way, DB says nice hand and helps with chips then someone on other side of table (who was never in the hand) says I never called right amount. DB says he bet 5x the BB but I only called 2x. Tournament judge comes over and rules the whole pot plus whatever I had to get to right amount goes to DB player. I admit I didn’t call the right amount but shouldn’t it have just been a warning since the hand was technically over and myself along with the dealer and DB player all missed it?
Looks like you said call and pushed chips out. You absolutely called. Very wrong ruling. It's extremely common to see people call bets by just putting a single chip out.
When you say the words "I call", there is no ifs or buts regardless of chips placed on the table that you have called whatever the bet is.