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Saints fan file lawsuit seeking a NFC rematch after missed call

People like to watch sports and many people become attached to it so much that they feel upset when their favourite team loses the match. However, when a favourite team of someone wins the match, then he feels elevated. Such feelings are similar for everyone, despite the culture and origin. Two season ticket holders of New Orleans Saints have asked the judge to reverse the result of NFC championship. That particular match sent the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl. The court’s filing says that NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell, should implement that league rule governing “extraordinarily unfair acts.

There is a ruling in the NFL guidelines which empowers the commissioner to take the required corrective action if any wrong thing happens in an NFL game. The action can be taken if that mistake has a major effect on the result of the game. There are remedies if such a corrective action is needed to be taken by the commissioner, like reversal of the game’s result or rescheduling of a game in its entirety. However, there is a twist in the ruling and the fans of Saints might be disappointed to read. The Section 2 of the guidelines state,

The Commissioner will not apply authority in cases of complaints by clubs concerning judgmental errors or routine errors of omission by game officials. Games involving such complaints will continue to stand as completed.

The one moment which got challenged by the Saints fans was the failure of officials to call interference or roughness penalties when a Rams player leveled Saints receiver with a helmet-to-helmet hit at a crucial point on Sunday’s game. One businessman has also rented billboards in Atlanta, which criticize the officiating in the Saints’ loss. One billboard read, “Saints got robbed.” So, let’s see what happens, if Saints would get back their lost game or if the decision remains the same. The higher probability is that there would be no rematch.

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