Restaurant holding Saints ‘funeral’ over ‘negligent homicide by the NFL’
A restaurant in Memphis, Tenn., announced this week it will be holding a “funeral” on the New Orleans Saints’ behalf Sunday in light of how the NFL committed “grossly negligent homicide” with the controversial outcome of the NFC Championship Game.
The Second Line announced the mock funeral via Facebook Tuesday. The proceeding will feature drink specials and the ability for devastated Saints fans to read “victim impact statements.”
Attention all Saints fans:
This Sunday, starting at 4:30 pm, we will host a funeral for the saints, victims of a grossly negligent homicide by the NFL and their officials,” the eatery’s Facebook post reads. “We will gather on the covered patio at the second line. There will be drink specials and we will have a referee on hand that we will all have an opportunity to read impact statements to so they can understand how their actions have negatively affected us.”
The hashtags #whodat and #yesiamserious were added to the social media dispatch.
Interestingly, a New Orleans-area coroner similarly declared the end of the Saints’ Super Bowl dreams as a homicide as well.
It turns out Memphis was a Saints town before the Houston Oilers franchise relocated to Nashville, Tenn., in 1997 and were rebranded as the Titans, The Second Line’s chef and owner Kelly English.
“I grew up in New Orleans — a Saints fan, of course,” English told FOX News.
English decided to spring into action only days after the Saints lost in overtime to the Los Angeles Rams by a score of 26-23.
A missed pass interference call on the Rams late in regulation — which if called conceivably would have allowed the Saints to kick a field goal or score a touchdown while running out the clock — ignited a firestorm.
“We’ve never seen a call as egregious as what we saw,” English said. “It just seemed like a really fitting idea, and just as equally ridiculous as the [call].”
There have been no shortage of off-the-wall reactions from Saints fans over the loss. Even Saints general manager Mickey Loomis cited the NFC title game’s outcome as something out of the “Life’s not fair” category.