Posted March 18, 2014 by Luis Mercado in Sports

NFL vs M.I.A.: The Gridiron Battle Away From The Field [Video]

The NFL thinks you never saw a middle finger before.

Therefore, it is still going no holds barred against M.I.A. for flashing her middle finger in the middle of the Super Bowl two years ago.

They are demanding over $16 million just because of one simple little gesture.

According to the Hollywood Reporter she hasn’t even been paid yet.

M.I.A. wasn’t paid for the event as is the custom of the league. But nevertheless, the NFL spent the first two years of arbitration demanding $1.5 million for allegedly breaching her performance contract and tarnishing its goodwill and reputation.

Now the NFL has added an additional claim, seeking $15.1 million more in “restitution” as the alleged value of public exposure she received by appearing for an approximately two minute segment during Madonna‘s performance. The figure is based on what advertisers would have paid for ads during this time. “The claim for restitution lacks any basis in law, fact, or logic,” say M.I.A.’s response papers, filed on Friday.

She did break the contract, but I feel like I have seen or heard worst on “family” television or on television period.

What do you think?

Check out the performance below.