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New Orleans Saints fans party during ‘Boycott Bowl’

Gears of War 4 Saints players throw shade at Rams, Los Angeles during SB
Cassandra Castillo | 05 February, 2019, 07:24

Upset New Orleans Saints fans already filed a legal challenge to an officiating mistake that may have cost their team a shot at a Super Bowl, but with little success delaying the game, they took to the streets Sunday to protest.

The decision to throw the day-long Super Bowl LII boycott came about in the wake of the January 20 NFC championship game played between the Saints and the Rams.

The Saints had to settle for a field goal before the Rams tied the game, then won in overtime to reach Super Bowl LIII.

Pelican said they'd called 911 to "manage the chaos".

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Sunday's low-scoring affair didn't help soothe the annoyance Saints players and fans felt about their perceived snub.

For comparison, New Orleans drew a 53.0 rating for last year's Eagles-Patriots game.

A concert featuring more than a dozen artists sold out. "Much like what we told the team: Obviously there are disappointments you go through relative to your season, and this one where it happened in the postseason, we've got to be able to get past that and we will". That's the lowest number of any major market and the lowest Super Bowl rating ever for New Orleans.

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