Sunday was not the outcome Saints fans were hoping for. They could’ve dealt with the fact of losing the game against the Los Angeles Rams head-up, but that’s not what happened in the Superdome.
Late in the 4th quarter, the refs refused to throw a single flag for a clear pass interference call when WR Tommylee Lewis got rocked by a Rams cornerback well before the ball got there.
Following the loss in overtime, a Saints fan took to change.org to start a petition to have the officiating crew for that huge game fired immediately.
It reads as:
Hello everyone. In the 2019 NFC Championship Game, the Saints hosted the Rams. However, the refs completely blew 2 horrible calls, the first was a non call on Robey-Coleman for PI when he was covering Ted Ginn on 3rd down. Later in the game, another non-call. On 3rd down, Robey-Coleman nailed receiver Tommy Lee Lewis in the head when Robey-Coleman wasn’t even playing the ball on a crucial 3rd down. If the penalty was called, there’s a good chance the Saints go to the Super Bowl by milking the clock and kicking the game winning field goal. Alas, the non calls give the Rams a chance to tie the game. They do, game goes into OT, Brees throws an interception, and Rams kick the 57 yard field goal to win. The head referee of the game was Bill Vinovich. He and his crew blew tons of calls throughout the game that sent the Rams to the Super Bowl. People get fired for poor job performance every day. I believe Vinovich and his crew should be fired because of this disastrous officiating in one of the most important games in the NFL. If we get enough signatures, the NFL could possibly see this and consider to make changes. If not, Vinovich will be back in the NFL refereeing more games next season and in the future.
So far, it has over 300 signatures and counting.