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Acadiana Saints fans deal with the aftermath of a tough loss

Posted at 10:13 PM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 23:13:06-05

January 21st is Blue Monday, considered the most depressing day of the year.

And for Who Dat Nation, they’re feeling the blues a little extra after yesterday’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

It was a great year that ended in a heart breaking loss after Sunday’s game.

“It was totally uncalled for, an uncalled for un-call,” said David Faulk, owner of Louisiana Hot Stuff and an avid Saints fan. “The referees decided to make that call at the end of the game, which was atrocious and I know that maybe politically correct you’re not supposed to say that but I’m going to say it again. That was atrocious and it took away from the Saints fans that are so dedicated.”

“You know what? I woke up this morning and I thought I had a heavy heart and I was like ‘why do I have a heavy heart?’ It’s because the Saints lost in an unfair, unjust way,” said Kay Aillet, another Saints fan.

People are still reeling from the non-call that many think cost the Saints their ticket to the Super Bowl.

“So I was watching the entire game and then at the very end I had to remove myself from the whole situation, go into the kitchen. I couldn’t watch it. It was horrible,” said Aillet.

“What makes it particularly sad when you lose but when you lose the way that the Saints lost, that’s sad,” said Faulk.

Some even say they’re protesting the Super Bowl.

“I was going to watch the Super Bowl for the Saints but now not anymore,” said disappointed Saints fan, David Caravantes.

Even the former mayor of New Orleans, Marc Morial, had something to say about it when he was in Lafayette.

“We were robbed. It was the worst non-call in league history. The Saints should be going to the Super Bowl,” said Morial.

As for the owner of Louisiana’s Hot Stuff, he says although he’ll be canceling orders for NFC Championship gear, he knows there’s always next year. And Who Dat nation will be there to cheer the Saints on every step, and blown call, along the way.

“I think we’ve got the greatest fans, not only in pro football but in any and all sports. The Saints are going to be playing again next year and they need fans and they need folks who are as dedicated as we’ve always been,” said Faulk.

You can read Saints owner, Gayle Benson’s statement about the loss here.

To read more about a NJ sports book giving refunds on Saints bets click here.