MONROE, La. (KNOE) - An online petition is calling for a rematch of the January 20th NFC Championship game after a missed call arguably cost the New Orleans Saints the game and a trip to the Super Bowl.
The petitioner writes, "Due to refs’ inability to properly officiate at the game, we the undersigned want a re-match against L.A. on Sunday, Jan. 27. It’s the only fair solution to this travesty of epic proportions."
The controversial missed call in question happened in the 4th quarter, with about 1:45 left in the game. The Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman hit Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis early while a pass was still in the air. There also appeared to be helmet-to-helmet contact on the play. Many fans said that was an obvious pass interference and are unsure as to why the penalty wasn't called. Even Robey-Coleman admitted that the play was pass interference.
Had the penalty been called, the Saints would have been on the Rams' 10-yard-line with a first down. Many say the Saints would have gone on to win the game. Instead, the Rams were able to take a tie into overtime, where they eventually beat the Saints.
Some are also calling for changes after what they say is the biggest blown call in the NFL's history.