UPDATE: ‘We apologize for our tweet’: Buffalo Wild Wings tries to pacify Saints fans

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Tweet stirs up firestorm after bad call and Brees' injury

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 15: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints injures his throwing hand as he is hit by Aaron Donald #99 of the Los Angeles Rams during the first quarter in the game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 15, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

(NOLA.com/KLFY) – (9/20/19) UPDATE: A spokesperson for Buffalo Wild Wings’ corporate office has issued a mea culpa for a tweet the restaurant company issued on Sunday that seemed to mock Who Dat Nation during one of its darkest hours.

“We apologize for our tweet, which was not meant to offend Saints fans,” the email apology read.

The tweet on Sunday, which read “New Orleans fans already drawing up lawsuits,” was prompted by an NFL officiating gaffe that robbed the Saints of an 80-yard fumble return for an apparent touchdown against the Rams.

It referred to a suit that Saints fans brought against the NFL because of a missed call in the NFC Championship game in January that the Saints lost to the Rams with a trip to the Super Bowl at stake.

Saints fans reacted with a tsunami of outrage, but the Buffalo Wild Wings spokesperson says it was intended as a sympathetic joke, not a slight.

“We intended to point out another bad call in a fun way,” the company’s email announcement read. “In fact, our Director of Social Media is a die-hard Saints fan who attended the NFC Championship game earlier this year.”

To read more of the story from NOLA.com click here.


(9/16/19) So Buffalo Wild Wings went there!

The Los Angeles Rams defeated the New Orleans Saints 27-9 on Sunday.

On Monday, Saints fans found out that Drew Brees is out for six weeks with a torn thumb ligament.

Anyone in New Orleans see a Buffalo Wild Wings boycott coming soon?

Tell us what you think Saints fans?

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