New Orleans Saints' wide receiver Michael Thomas has sent a strong message to the NFL in the wake of his team's heartbreaking NFC Championship Game loss.
The Saints fell to the Los Angeles Rams in overtime on Sunday night, but it's a missed call in the fourth quarter that has New Orleans upset.
A blatant pass interference penalty on a key third-down attempt went uncalled, forcing the Saints to settle for a field goal, which allowed Los Angeles to tie the game up late.
Thomas has taken to social media to remind the NFL of a rule that could have saved the Saints:
It's a real rule.
From the NFL's rulebook:
The Commissioner’s powers under this Section 2 include the imposition of monetary fines and draft-choice forfeitures, suspension of persons involved in unfair acts, and, if appropriate, the reversal of a game’s result or the rescheduling of a game, either from the beginning or from the point at which the extraordinary act occurred.
The rule exists in the NFL's "extraordinarily unfair acts" section.
Of course, Roger Goodell probably isn't going to do anything with this, but it's interesting to find out that something could actually be done.