The NFC Championship between the Rams and the Saints resulted in one of the best games of the year, but unfortunately it didn’t come without major controversy.
New Orleans was driving down the field to take the lead when Los Angeles cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman blatantly interfered with New Orleans wideout Tommylee Lewis on a pass attempt from Drew Brees.
Yet somehow the officiating crew didn’t throw the flag for either pass interference or unnecessary roughness, which forced the Saints to settle for three points toward the end of regulation.
Los Angeles was able to go send the game into overtime, where they won on a 57-yard field goal from Greg Zuerlein.
Although the Rams played very well on Sunday, the egregious no-call from the referees left Saints fans searching for answers. With the NFL staying silent on this concerning matter, it appears fans of the NFC South champions won’t let their frustration go unnoticed.
One diehard supporter has rented billboards in seven different locations around Atlanta to voice his displeasure, per ESPN insider Adam Schefter.
Here are photos of the billboards:
Matt Bowers, a diehard Saints fans who owns car dealerships throughout the southeast, has rented billboards in seven locations in and around Atlanta with 16 placements to voice his displeasure with the NFL. “And I’m not done yet,” he told ESPN. pic.twitter.com/ZHh0un2Xie
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 22, 2019
This isn’t the first or the last time that sports fans will take drastic measures to prove their point. However, it also won’t be the last time that officiating crews make a monumental error in the postseason.
Unfortunately for the city of New Orleans, posting billboards and complaining about the refs won’t change the outcome from Sunday.