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Thousands of New Orleans Saints fans align to protest no-call ahead of Super Bowl 53

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While everyone is debating whether they should root for the Patriots or the Rams, there’s one thing the Saints fans aren’t doing: watching the Super Bowl.

According to a new video that was just released, Saints fans have taken to the New Orleans streets to “second-line” in protest for their team’s brutal loss in the playoffs.

You have to give it up to the city of New Orleans: they’re handling their team’s loss with a stylistic flair instead of with crazy riots and looting in the streets. In addition to the second-line — which is a tradition in brass band parades in New Orleans, and denotes the people who follow behind the “main line” musicians and dance and sing along to the music — bars are refusing to show the “Big Game,” and a sold-out outdoor party is scheduled to take place later today.

But according to NBC News, this sort of “protest” is typical for the city of New Orleans, whether there’s a Super Bowl going on or not.

“We throw a party for every event,” said Lauren Braden, 36, a lifelong Saints fan who has also been selling voodoo dolls of NFL referees and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “We throw parties in the streets for funerals, so we have a different mentality than most people.”

Who Dat Nation notwithstanding, the rest of the nation is — unquestionably — watching the Super Bowl as we speak, and will find out if the New England Patriots or the Los Angeles Rams take home the ring.

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