Los Angeles Rams: Neither Saints fans or Roger Goodell get a pass for death threats

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In a race to determine who has acted more irresponsible between the NFL Commsioner and an out of control Saints fanbase, Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman has been the one most harmed.

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman has received death threats for a blown call in the NFC Championship Game against the New Orleans Saints.

That, yes that right there should be enough to say fans in New Orleans have gone above and beyond in becoming the worst of not just fans, but of human beings.

It was a lousy call.
It was a missed call.
It was egregious by every metric you’d measure egregious.

Fans in New Orleans just won’t be and aren’t going to be happy until the last collective breath of the South is publicly accounted for.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been equally egregious. He left the the Rams, and especially Coleman, in the lurch by doing what he does best, and that’s avoiding a difficult situation. A statement last week after the NFC Championship Game probably cools the issue, moves it off of the national media A block, and allows a bad situation an opportunity to die down before publicly addressing it.

Instead, the Rams have been subject to calls of illegitimacy, and you have a player harassed to such a level of hate that his very life has been threatened.

All for a missed call in a football game.

Coleman has received over 4,500 messages via social media with a few threatening his life. While a direct comment from the Commissioner likely doesn’t change fan reaction via social media, it could have, at the very least, blunted a negative reaction to a player who’s been a solid NFL citizen.

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Which is way more than I can say for an out-to-lunch commissioner and a fan base who continues to defile themselves and a great NFL city.