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Harry Connick Jr. Is Boycotting the Super Bowl 2019 Over Blown Referee Call

Harry Connick Jr. Is Boycotting the Super Bowl 2019 Over Blown Referee Call

Harry Connick Jr. has shared a letter on his Instagram account that is addressed to Roger Goodell, the NFL Commissioner, saying he’s boycotting the 2019 Super Bowl.

If you don’t know, Harry is a huge New Orleans Saints fan. During the Saints’ playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams, with a Super Bowl trip on the line, referees missed a pivotal penalty that a Rams player made against a Saints player. Had that penalty been called in the Saints’ favor, the Saints could very well be going to the Super Bowl instead of the Los Angeles Rams.

The NFL has admitted they made a mistake and the penalty should have been called in favor of the Saints.

Harry wrote Roger a letter and posted it to his Instagram account.

“I love the game of football so much — the NFL gives me great joy and has for many years. To not call the pass interference/helmet-to-helmet penalties at the end of the game was one of the most disgraceful no-calls I have ever seen,” he wrote. “The officiating this year has been, for the most part, mediocre, in my opinion. But for a game as important as the NFL championship, it sickens me to know that the people who are assigned to fairly officiate the game seemingly had no regard for not only a dangerous penalty but one that would certainly have changed the outcome of the game.”

“Until changes are made, specifically, booth review of outcome-altering no-calls, you can count me out. I’m not watching the AFC championship game and I won’t be watching the Super Bowl,” he added.

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  • http://hisblossombunny.tumblr.com/ NerdyBirdy

    EVERYONE should boycott this game only because Moron 5 is gonna play

  • Ash

    Exactly!

  • MyName

    I won’t watch the half time show because of the other performing act.

  • Sansa Squad

    Saints fans should honestly just shut up and be glad the officials didn’t call the 2-3 CLEAR instances of delay of game on *them* (which just as easily could’ve changed the outcome)… It’s not like the missed call was on the last play of the game, or the Rams’ winning drive – when the game went into overtime, there was essentially a hard reset where both teams had an equal shot at a win, and the Saints LOST. The petulance of all these grown-ass men crying over ONE missed call is pathetic and embarrassing.

    And besides, the NFL is a corrupt organization and anyone who wasn’t already boycotting the Super Bowl in a post-Kaepernick world needs a serious reality check. (Lookin’ at you, Maroon 5/Travis Scott/Big Boi!!!)

  • frankensteingovernment

    Sansa…forgive me but you are clearly an idiot. Had the foul been called, the Saints would have run out the clock, kicked a 25 yard field goal, and won. The rest of your points are scattered and non relevant just as your use of the term petulance. I did not know one fellow teammate who ever uttered that word. Maybe in some art class. Stick to what you know.

  • Brooklyn99

    Im a big fan of Harry’s, no longer a fan of football.. But it would be nice to see a letter pertaining to Superbowl 2019 regarding unsportsmanlike conduct by the Rams. Since when is a choke hold acceptable in football?