Ravens Fan Starts Deflategate Petition to Have Ravens and Colts Replay AFC Championship Game
Change.org was founded in 2007 to give people a tool for raising awareness about important social, political, economic, and environmental issues.
On Wednesday, January 21, a Baltimore Ravens fan named Scott Latshaw used change.org to create a Deflategate petition, demanding that the New England Patriots be “immediately disqualified” from Super Bowl XLIX, and that the AFC Championship Game be replayed by the Colts and Ravens. After one day the petition had 25,000 signatures. After six days it had 40,000 signatures. And at time of writing, one week later, the petition had over 61,000 signatures.
You guys, it’s possible we may be a little confused about how important these deflated balls are in the grand scheme of things.
I mean, just read the petition:
To maintain the legitimacy of this year’s NFL Championship the Patriots should be immediately disqualified and the two teams they beat to advance should be allowed to continue with the playoff process. The AFC championship should be replayed to determine a rightful representative for the AFC in this year’s Super Bowl.
Maintain legitimacy? Are we talking about the Super Bowl? Because it sounds like we’re talking about an election or some other important thing.
Don’t get me wrong. I get that Ravens and Colts fans are upset. Especially Ravens fans, since their team lost by only four points, and it’s conceivable that deflated balls could have been the difference in that game. But it’s still only football. It’s all just for sh*ts and giggles. At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter.
That being said, if you want to sign that petition, grab your torch and your pitchfork and click on this here link. I’m sure the NFL is keeping a close eye on this situation.
Hat Tip – [CBS Sports]