One New Orleans Saints fan is determined to deluge Super Bowl LIII with salt.
Matt Bowers, a New Orleans native and Saints fan who lives in the Atlanta, Ga., area, rented space on billboards located near downtown Atlanta that proclaim his favorite team was “robbed” of victory in the NFC Championship Game. The Saints lost to the Los Angeles Rams thanks in large part to an astounding no-call late in the fourth quarter. The result provoked hand-wringing among neutral observers and furious outrage among Saints supporters.
Bowers channeled his feelings of grievance by renting eight billboards, one of them next to Mercedes-Benz Stadium where Super Bowl LIII will take place, and adorning them with slogans like “SAINTS GOT ROBBED” and “NFL BLEAUX IT!”
“I’m just angry,” Bowers told New Orleans’ WWL-TV. “I thought about it last night and this morning on the way to work. I did what anybody from New Orleans would do if they were able.”
Bowers will keep the “SAINTS GOT ROBBED” billboards up through the Super Bowl, for which the New England Patriots and Rams will contend Feb. 3.