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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.

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.

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.