Saints owner Gayle Benson given ‘Saints robbed’ trophy at Mardis Gras
New Orleans Saints fans to no surprise have not gotten over how their favorite team was on the wrong end of arguably the most egregious and impactful missed calls in NFL postseason history.
One needn’t look any further to see how “Who Dat Nation” remains deeply embittered over what happened during the NFC Championship Game than what occurred Wednesday involving Saints owner Gayle Benson at Mardi Gras.
Benson was give a mock Lombardi Trophy that read, “Saints robbed, Super Bowl LIII, February 3, 2019.”
It appears WVUE-TV FOX 8 meteorologist David Bernard was responsible for presenting Benson with the trophy, per his own tweet.
I presented Miss Gayle with her very own “Saints Robbed” Lombardi trophy. #saintsrobbed #nolanocall #saints @Saints @FOX8NOLA pic.twitter.com/nO2GedAFwV— David Bernard (@DavidBernardTV) March 5, 2019
It merits noting that Benson’s experiences at Mardi Gras Wednesday was not the first time the Saints getting robbed in a controversial 26-23 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC title game became part of the festivities this week.
"NOLA No Call" has been a huge part of #MardiGras19— Fletcher Mackel (@FletcherWDSU) March 4, 2019
But @Le_Krewe_dEtat may have taken the satire to new heights!
"Robbin' Refs" marching group + float entitled "Willful Blindness."@wdsu @nfl @ProFootballTalk @darrenrovell @LATimesfarmer @camjordan94 @diannaESPN @SlaterNFL pic.twitter.com/C68dynaAeo
Krewe d’Etat to lampoon NOLA No-Call with Willful Blindness float pic.twitter.com/dbtYqxTGa2— Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) March 1, 2019
There has been no shortage of outrage and devastation over the outcome of the NFC Championship Game; from irate fans creatively articulating their despair to candid remarks from head coach Sean Payton and Drew Brees.
In other words, it’s going to be long time before New Orleans forgets about what occurred on Jan. 20, 2019.