The 2019 Kentucky Derby resulted in a controversial method as Most Safety, the primary horse to cross the end line, was disqualified, which sparked a giant response on social media.
Regardless that Most Safety crossed the end line first Saturday, Nation Home was awarded the victory after jockey Flavien Prat and Lengthy Vary Toddy jockey Jon Court docket filed objections over the end result. Race officers reversed the choice after a evaluate interval that lasted longer than 20 minutes. They dominated Most Safety interfered with different horses.
The Saints had been among the many many to react with a easy, however significant tweet:
The publish could not have stated a lot, however the emoji had a deeper that means. The Saints’ response was an ironic reference to the controversial no-call in the course of the NFC title recreation towards the Rams. The no-call got here on a play the place Nickell Robey-Coleman interfered with TommyLee Lewis effectively earlier than the arrival of the ball on a move.
It sparked a robust response from Saints gamers, coaches and followers because it ought to have been dominated move interference. If it had been referred to as, it possible would have allowed New Orleans to play within the Tremendous Bowl final season towards the Patriots.
The Kentucky Derby controversy resulted in lots of taking to Twitter to carry up the Saints’ no-call once more:
The Kentucky Derby officers simply introduced it was move interference and the Saints are going to the Tremendous Bowl
– Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) May 4, 2019
Saints followers have now filed an inquiry at Churchill Downs hoping for an overrule
– Todd Fuhrman (@ToddFuhrman) May 4, 2019
The Saints may have used these Derby stewards within the NFC Championship recreation! What a reversal!
– Bryan Houston (@bryanhouston) May 4, 2019
There’s been an objection within the Kentucky Derby, so the officers are wanting on the tape. I feel it is no foul, however you possibly can choose for your self: pic.twitter.com/kz9166AZEi
– R.J. White (@rjwhite1) May 4, 2019
“Congrats to the New Orleans Saints on successful the 2019 Tremendous Bowl” – the Kentucky Derby
– Jalen Cooper (@jalen_cooper) May 4, 2019
Did I simply watch the Kentucky Derby or a Saints recreation? #hotassmess
– Mid Metropolis Yacht Membership (@mcycNOLA) May 4, 2019
That evaluate lasted seven occasions longer than the precise race. If that occurred in an NFL recreation, the evaluate would final 21 hours #KentuckyDerby2019
– John Breech (@johnbreech) May 4, 2019