After a ferocious Sunday of back-to-back playoff games between the final four, the NFL has its Super Bowl LIII challengers — and Saints love are furious.
They’re channelling their resentment through Bird Box memes.
In the final times of a sudden death overtime period, the Los Angeles Rams demolished the New Orleans Saints 26 -2 3, an disturbed many Saints devotees accuse on a controversial non-call from the fourth one-quarter. Rams defender Nickell Robey-Coleman has admitted to the alleged pass interference on Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis that effectively stopped what was like a game winning drive by the Saints and led to overtime — where the Rams acquired on a long field goal.
However, even as Twitter has appeared over the botched summon, here i am likely no recourse for the Louisiana team. Except of course, more tweets.
The missed announcement has inspired a torrent of back-and-forth debate between love online as well as a number of memes, the prominent of which is tied to Netflix’s thriller Bird Box and its viral challenge.
Accusing NFL officials of trying out the #BirdBoxChallenge while on the job, followers have relentlessly photoshopped virtuoso Sandra Bullock’s face onto the bodies of championship refs who were seemingly blind to the shameless fumble.
Others have ominously name-checked Bird Box in their NFL-related posts, earmarking the connection to speak for itself.
Fans looking for more solace than a quick Bird Box chuckle have turned to an online application requesting a rematch be ordered by NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell — if not of the whole activity, then at least of the last few minutes.
The Los Angeles Rams will go up against the New England Patriots Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. ET for the league championship — but will Saints followers be watching? I can’t see that.