People will boycott anything for any reason these days. It’s an annoying new fad around the United States — one that makes the citizenry look pretty ridiculous.
Though, actor Harry Connick Jr’s decision to boycott the upcoming Super Bowl between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots is not one of these situations. Or is it?
The longtime actor penned a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell through his Instagram account.
In it, Connick made sure that Goodell knew he was unhappy about the blown non-call late in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game between his New Orleans Saints and the above-mentioned Rams.
“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,” the actor wrote. “The officiating this year has been, for the most part, mediocre, in my opinion.”
Connick then went on to note that he will not be watching Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta next month.
“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.”
What is the NFL ever going to do? It’s not like the AFC Championship Game between the Patriots and Chiefs was one of the most-watched playoff matchups in NFL history. Oh wait, it was.
You’re a silly goose, Harry.