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Petition calls for Saints-Rams NFC Championship rematch

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Posted at 4:50 PM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 17:50:28-05

If you thought the referees blew Sunday's NFC Championship game after missing a call late int he fourth quarter, you're not alone.

Hundreds of thousands of people have signed a petition for the New Orleans Saints and the L.A. Rams to play in a rematch to determine the true winner after a controversial no-call left several people angry to see the Rams advanvce to the Super Bowl.

With less than two minutes left in a tie game, the Rams defender Nickell Robey-Coleman hit the Saints wide receiver TommyLee Lewis in what many see as a blatant pass interference penalty.

If the call was made, the Saints could have ran out the clock and won the game with a last second score. Instead, the game was still tied when the fourth quarter ended, and the Rams won with a field-goal in overtime.

A Change.org petition is calling for a rematch on Jan. 27, a week before the Super Bowl to determine the NFC champion. The Rams are scheduled to play the New England Patriots on Feb. 2.

"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 petition reads.

As of early Monday evening, more than 375,000 people have signed the petition.