The NFL news cycle has moved forward to begin previewing the Super Bowl this week, but the city of New Orleans could care less. Saints fans continue to be furious about how the NFC Championship Game ended against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.
On Tuesday, lawyer Frank D'Amico in New Orleans filed a petition on behalf of Saints fans against the league and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The petition asks a judge to force the league to reverse the no-pass interference call against Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman and then resume the game from that point.
That's right, D'Amico wants the Rams to fly back to New Orleans and play the final two minutes of the fourth quarter against the Saints again.
This comes a day after Saints owner Gayle Benson released a lengthy statement calling out the NFL for lacking "fairness and integrity."
Yesterday’s result is still difficult to accept for all of us. I am thoroughly disappointed by the events that led to the outcome of yesterday’s game. Getting to the Super Bowl is incredibly difficult to do and takes such an unbelievable commitment from a team and support from its fans. No team should ever be denied the opportunity to reach the title game (or simply win a game) based on the actions, or inactions, of those charged with creating a fair and equitable playing field. As is clear to all who watched the game, it is undeniable that our team and fans were unfairly deprived of that opportunity yesterday. I have been in touch with the NFL regarding yesterday’s events and will aggressively pursue changes in NFL policies to ensure no team and fan base is ever put in a similar position again. It is a disservice to our coaches, players, employees and, most importantly, the fans who make our game possible. The NFL must always commit to providing the most basic of expectations - fairness and integrity.
As heartbreaking as the NFC Championship was for Saints fans, this is getting beyond ridiculous.