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Louisiana senator brings complaint about New Orleans Saints non-call to Senate floor


'I hope it doesn't seem out of place with the shutdown'

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Even with everything Congress currently has to deal with, Louisiana GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy still found some time on the Senate floor to be angry that the New Orleans Saints lost, Politico reported.

Hours before the Senate passed a bill to reopen the government for the next three weeks, Cassidy made a seven-minute presentation to his fellow lawmakers about the injustice of the referee's failure to call pass interference against the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC championship game.

"I hope it doesn't seem out of place with the shutdown," Cassidy said. "But I can tell you, to the folks back home, it is something which continues to disturb them."

Why did he bring this up?

Cassidy called for the NFL to publicly answer for the missed call and claimed that Super Bowl is now tainted because of it.

"Every drunk sitting on a stool in every bar throughout the nation looked up at that TV and said there's interference," Cassidy said.

"It really is a taint upon the Super Bowl," Cassidy continued. "It won't be the two best teams. It will be the two teams that got there, at least in one case because someone did not see an obvious call."

He's not the only one mad

Some fans are even taking legal action against the NFL for the missed call. Darrell Guillory filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of all ticket-holders against the NFL.

According to the lawsuit, the NFL is guilty of "promoting a culture of selective enforcement of its own rules based on profit, including the failure to take action which might serve to hurt the Los Angeles Rams organization, as it would result in upsetting the third largest market in the United States, to the detriment of the smaller market New Orleans Saints organization.

According to Guillory, fans suffered from the NFL's "intentional infliction of emotional distress" and "mental anguish" as a result of the missed call and resulting loss.

Here's the play that has the state of Louisiana in an uproar:

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