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Steelers Fan Suing to Kick Chargers Out of the Playoffs

Hilarious. Note he calls the whole situation “unconstitutional.” 

Most Pittsburgh Steelers fans were pretty upset with the the way the NFL season ended. Kansas City kicker Ryan Succop missed a 41-yard field with four seconds left against theChargers that would have given the Chiefs the win and sent the Steelers to the playoffs.

Even worse, the Chargers should’ve been flagged for illegal alignment on the kick. If officials had called the penalty, Succop would have had another kick, but this time, from five-yards closer.

One Steelers fan was so upset with the entire situation that he decided to file a motion in Pennsylvania court saying the Chargers shouldn’t be in the playoffs. The man is seeking a ‘temporary emergency injunction’ calling for the NFL to suspend the playoffs for seven-to-10 days so that this issue can be resolved. The man says the officials were ‘negligent’ and ‘fraudulent’ when they missed the call.

The injunction was filed last week, according to the Baltimore Sun, but the man is in jail and had to file the injunction using inmate mail through the Pennsylvania corrections department, which may explain why the injunction didn’t come to light until Wednesday.

The man also has an issue with the fact that a Chiefs touchdown was called back in overtime. Eric Weddle lost the ball on a fake punt and the Chiefs returned it for an apparent touchdown, but referee Bill Leavy ruled that Weddle’s forward progression had stopped. In his injunction, the man calls this ‘unconstitutional.’

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