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Harry Connick Jr. Boycotting Super Bowl Over Refs Causing Saints’ Loss

“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,” Connick scoffed in his letter.

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Singer Harry Connick Jr., a big New Orleans Saints fan, is so upset with the failed officiating that he now intends to boycott the Super Bowl.

Connick penned a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell saying that he was boycotting the Super Bowl unless something is done about the referrees.

“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,” Connick reportedly said in his letter to the NFL chief, according to WWL-TV.

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Connick sent the letter after the controversial officiating during Sunday’s NFC Championship game between the L.A. Rams and the New Orleans Saints that sent the Rams to the Super Bowl and the Saints to the locker room.

Many say that the refs missed “obvious” pass interference and that if called it would likely have led to a Saints victory instead of a Rams victory in over time.

Connick said his letter was not predicated on who won or didn’t, and went on to slam the refs for being “mediocre” and for having “no regard” for the penalty call the could have changed the Saints’ fate.

“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,” Connick scoffed in his letter.

Connick’s letter:

‘Please know that I would’ve written this letter regardless of which teams were playing in the NFC Championship.

I love the game of football so much – the NFL gives me such 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 officiating this year has been, for the most part, mediocre, in my opinion. But for a game as important as the NFC 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 have certainly 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.

Thank you for taking the time to read my letter.

Sincerely,

Harry Connick Jr.

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Gay Sports Group Expels Martina Navratilova After She Slams Transgenders

The group also insisted that there is “no evidence at all that the average trans woman is any bigger, stronger, or faster than the average cisgender woman.”

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On Sunday, tennis legend Martina Navratilova came out 100 percent against allowing men who claim to be transgender to compete against natural-born women. By Monday, a gay sports group she belonged to expelled her over her remarks.

On Sunday, the 62-year-old tennis star formally discussed her feelings against transgender athletes being allowed acceptance under their chosen gender, calling the idea that men can compete as women “insane” and “cheating.” But her candor and considered opinion were too much for the gay advocacy group, Athlete Ally.

Athlete Ally released a statement Tuesday accusing Navratilova of being “transphobic” and adding that she “has been removed from our Advisory Board and as an Athlete Ally Ambassador, effective immediately.”

The group continued saying, “as an organization committed to eradicating root causes of homophobia and transphobia in and through sports, we are deeply troubled by the misinformation and stigma she is perpetuating and hope that the correct information is disseminated.”

The advocacy group also accused the tennis legend of making statements “based on false data.”

For instance, the group took issue with Navratilova’s characterization of men who “decide to be female.”

“Navratilova referred to trans women as men who ‘decide to be female,’ and that to allow them to compete with women is ‘cheating and unfair.’ First of all, trans women are women, period. They did not decide their gender identity any more than someone decides to be gay, or to have blue eyes,” Athlete Ally wrote in its statement.

The group also insisted that there is “no evidence at all that the average trans woman is any bigger, stronger, or faster than the average cisgender woman.”

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Actor Don Cheadle Tries to Troll Trump with Russian Hockey Jersey on SNL

Clearly, Cheadle is linking Trump to Russia and even as much as saying the president “plays for the other team.”

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Activist actor Don Cheadle wore several theme shirts during his forgettable stint on NBC’s Saturday Night Live last weekend, including a Russian hockey jersey meant to needle President Trump for having ties to Russia.

At one point the loud twitter warrior wore a t-shirt reading “protect trans kids,” as if they aren’t being coddled all across the country by liberals eager to exploit these mentally disturbed kids in order to push a left-wing agenda on our schools.

But as the show mercifully ended for the night, Cheadle came out in a jersey reminiscent of the old Soviet Union with Donald Trump’s name on the back.

Clearly, Cheadle is linking Trump to Russia and even as much as saying the president “plays for the other team.”

Of course, like all liberals, Cheadle is blissfully ignorant of the truth that not one shred of evidence has been found to link Donald Trump or his campaign to any Russian efforts to try and affect the 2016 presidential election.

Despite the millions wasted by so-called “special counsel” Robert Mueller, not one person has been found to have ties to Russia and no one thus far brought up on charges have been accused of the one thing the left has been desperate to prove; that Trump “colluded” with Russia.

Here is video of the empty-headed actor’s foolishness:

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