Bitter Fan Sues NFL Because Steelers Didn’t Make Playoffs

Eagles fans: You could be this guy.

A very bitter Steelers fan (with time on his hands because he’s currently in prison) is suing the NFL. Because his team did not make the playoffs.

Daniel L. Spuck of Mercer, Pa., has filed a motion against the NFL to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania for “a temporary emergency injunction” on the basis that the Chargers should not have been in the postseason because of a missed call in the Week 17 game between San Diego and Kansas City.

Which led to the Steelers not making the playoffs. The missed call, he says, involved the Chargers illegal line formation on KC’s missed field goal at the end of the game. How to fix the problem?

The NFL could suspend the playoffs for a week to 10 days, allow Succop to re-kick the field goal, or let the Steelers play the Chargers at a neutral site to determine who plays on.

NFL fans–cool with that? Thought so. Proceed with the emergency injunction, Mr. Goodell! [Baltimore Sun]

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