It’s been a week, but the New Orleans Saints are by no means over the blown call in the NFC Championship Game that may have cost them a trip to the Super Bowl. At the NFL Pro Bowl in Florida, one Saints player has made a point to remind everyone who is to blame.
Per ESPN, Saints defensive end Cam Jordan arrived at the Pro Bowl wearing a shirt that said, “Blow whistles, not games.”
The shirt was an obvious shot at the poor officiating in the NFC Championship Game, particularly the much-discussed no-call on a passing play to Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis that should have been ruled pass interference.
The Saints wound up losing the game in overtime, 26-23.
— ESPN (@espn) January 27, 2019
The controversial call quickly became a national conversation that even brought U.S. politicians from all ends of the political spectrum expressing their disbelief at the call.
As for the NFL, the league has yet to publicly comment on the play in question, outside of levying a fine against Rams defender Nickell Robey-Coleman, who leveled the hit on Lewis that went uncalled.
Jordan is part of a league-high eight Saints players selected to the Pro Bowl, though he’s one of only four who opted to play in the game.
The Pro Bowl, meanwhile, is set to kick off at 3 p.m. E.T.
It’ll be televised on ABC and ESPN.