NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - After the Saints lost to the Los Angeles Rams, one of the city’s musicians let the NFL know he’s not about it.
Harry Connick Jr. posted an open letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about the controversial non-call at the end of the fourth quarter.
Connick threatened to boycott the Superbowl.
“Please know that I would’ve written this letter regardless of which teams were playing in the NFC Championship.
“I love the game of football so much – the NFL gives me such great joy and has for many years. To not call the pass interference/helmet-to-helmet penalties at the end of the game was one of the most disgraceful no-calls I have ever seen.
“The officiating this year has been, for the most part, mediocre, in my opinion. But for a game as important as the NFC championship, it sickens me to know that the people who are assigned to fairly officiate the game seemingly had no regard for not only a dangerous penalty but one that would have certainly changed the outcome of the game.
“Until changes are made, specifically, booth review of outcome-altering no-calls, you can count me out. I’m not watching the AFC championship game and I won’t be watching the Super Bowl.”
He signed the letter.
The Saints lost to the Rams 26-23 in overtime after a fourth quarter play that could have ended the game with New Orleans in the Championship.