New Orleans Saints fans are still fuming over the no call in the 4th quarter of the NFC championship game that resulted in the L.A. Rams going to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. Saints ticket-holders filed a lawsuit against the NFL to force both teams to replay part of the 4th quarter.
New Orleans attorney Frank D'Amico Jr., who filed the lawsuit, said his clients are not asking for money damages. He said they are seeking a court order to force the NFL to invoke Rule 17, which requires the NFL to investigate an on-field call that clearly changes the end result of a game.
The NFL has never invoked Rule 17.
"We're not trying to stop the NFL from going forward," D'Amico said. "We're asking a court to compel the commissioner to follow the rules."
The plaintiffs claim they suffered emotional trauma and financial losses as a result of the bad officiating on January 20.
Meanwhile, social media users continue to debate over whether the NFL fixed the NFC championship so 2 Black, flamboyant male cheerleaders could make history during the most-watched sporting event of the year.
The debate rages on social media over whether the NFL had a hidden agenda when referees ignored an obvious pass-interference call. A Rams player hit Saints wide receiver TommyLee Lewis before the ball arrived - and despite 2 referees standing within feet of the play, not one ref called pass interference.
The league office later admitted the refs blew two calls on a single play - pass interference and illegal helmet-to-helmet collision.
Conspiracy theorists claim it was such a flagrant foul that the league blew the call on purpose so Quinton Peron and Napolean Jinnies could become the first homosexual male cheerleaders in the Super Bowl.
So far, the Black community has ignored the male cheerleaders who debuted in 2018. But it will be difficult to ignore the many live camera shots of Peron and Jinnies twirling and high kicking alongside the women on the sidelines during the Super Bowl.
The Rams face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 53 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 in Atlanta, GA.
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