Saints fans are not taking no for an answer after their ticket to Super Bowl LIII was seemingly stolen by officials who missed a blatant no-call on the Rams in the final minutes of the NFC Championship game.
From what started as a digital road signs and billboards protesting the outcome of the game, the backlash has progressed to petitions with over a half million signatures to now litigation.
BREAKING: Attorney Frank D’Amico says he has filed a civil suit in New Orleans on behalf of Saints season ticket holders to make the right call and bring both teams back to replay the end of the game.
First reported by @TraversWDSU
More to come…
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 22, 2019
New Orleans attorney Frank D’Amico Jr. has filed a lawsuit with the Civil District Court of Orleans Parish proposing the courts take legal action over the outcome of the game.
— Travers Mackel (@TraversWDSU) January 22, 2019
As Saints WR Michael Thomas pointed out by tweeting at NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, per the NFL rulebook, the league commissioner does have the power to reverse an outcome of the game due to certain circumstances, circumstances which D’Amico cites includes what went down on Sunday.
NFL Rule 17, Section 2, Article 1 states “The commissioner has the sole authority to investigate and take appropriate disciplinary and/or corrective measures if any club actions, non-participant interference, or calamity occurs in an NFL game which the commissioner deems so extraordinary unfair or outside the accepted tactics encountered in professional football that such action has a major effect on the result of the game.”
The game would have to be restarted at the time of the penalty (or lack there of) and considering the Saints had a 98% chance of winning if the flag had been thrown, it’s likely they would be heading to Atlanta.