A group of Saints fans suing the NFL to force a do-over of the NFC title game appear to be pulling out all of the stops to get their wish.
At a hearing in Louisiana federal court on Monday, attorneys representing the fans showed a blown-up photo of the controversial play to a crowd outside of the courthouse.
The play shows Rams defender Nickell Robey-Coleman clearly inhibiting Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis from catching the ball. Such a play should have drawn a pass interference flag.
But the referees ultimately decided not to throw the flag, and the Saints wound up losing the game.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 28, 2019
The no-call at the Superdome quickly garnered national attention as fans and pundits alike accused the referees and the NFL of “robbing” the Saints of a trip to the Super Bowl.
The conversation has gotten so much attention that even a U.S. Senator addressed the controversy on the Senate floor last week.
The NFL, however, has yet to issue any public statements regarding the controversial play or the outcome of the game.
To date, the only league action that has been taken has been levying a fine against Robey-Coleman.
As for the lawsuit, it remains to be seen if anything will actually come of it – especially with the Super Bowl coming up this coming Sunday.
One thing is for sure: The controversy surrounding this Super Bowl will not be going away any time soon.