Jilted New Orleans Fans Dissed the Super Bowl like Only New Orleans Could
From the front page of The Times-Picayune to blind NFL referees on Bourbon Street, Saints fans gave new meaning to "Who dat?" on Sunday.
If you thought that a handful of billboards were the only form of protest angry Saints fans had up their sleeves for the Super Bowl this year, think again.
While the rest of the country tuned in to watch the Rams take on the Patriots yesterday, fans of the jilted NFL team were busy proving that nobody throws shade quite like the proud people of New Orleans.
On Sunday afternoon, thousands of Saints fans—some dressed as visually impaired NFL referees while others brandished signs with choice words for commissioner Roger Goodell—gathered in the French Quarter for a Mardi Gras-style parade protesting the no-call that likely cost their team a spot the big game.
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“This is what happens when Saints fans come together,” Kim Bergeron, the public relations professional who orchestrated “The Blackout and Gold Second-Line Parade,” told The Times-Picayune, “because we realize that the game is not about the score, it’s about a winning attitude, spirit and showing the world that we are not defeated.”
Speaking of The Times-Picayune, the local newspaper also had plenty to say about the contested Super Bowl matchup—but they didn’t need many words to do so.
The paper shared a photo on Facebook of today’s front page, which is entirely blank save for five words written in big bold letters. “Super Bowl? What Super Bowl?”
“New Orleans probably could have spiced this game up a bit,” the caption mused.
Who dat is right!