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Fans welcome New Orleans Saints home early Sunday morning as season comes to an end

New Orleans Saints fans welcomed their team home at the airport at 1:30 am on Sunday after season-ending loss

Hundreds of fans greeted the New Orelans Saints at Atlantic Aviation MSY when the team arrived back from Seattle at 1:30 A.M Sunday morning.

The Saints  season came to an end Saturday afternoon after a 23-15 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink field in the NFC Divisional Playoff round.

Fans lined up along Boeing Lane's entrance to the airport and cheered as Saints players, coaches and staff departed the airport.

Below are tweets by players and fans at the airport:

Greatest fans in the world. The Who Dat Nation was waiting for us as we arrived back from Seattle. We love u pic.twitter.com/FGA6rsoD4B — Drew Brees (@drewbrees) January 12, 2014

Appreciate all the whodats that welcomed us home at the airport!! Best fans! We love and appreciate the support! #WHODAT — Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) January 12, 2014

Thanks to the best fans in the world for welcoming the team home for the last time this season.... #WHODAT — Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) January 12, 2014

We have the best fans ever! That was the best welcoming back parade I ever been a part of. It's great to be part of the #WhoDatFamily! — Ben Grubbs (@BenGrubbs66) January 12, 2014

Came home to this!! Die hard fans I love being a saint @Saints #whodat #whodatnation http://t.co/mW5ee9rKQZ — Jordan Pugh (@JordanPugh29) January 12, 2014

Leaving the airport always brings you back up with #WhoDatNation screaming and yelling. Thanks for the love & support through the year!! — Justin Drescher (@jdrescher88) January 12, 2014

I'm thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this team and play for our incredible fan base! Y'all truly are the best! #WhoDat — Will Herring (@wherring54) January 12, 2014

Tough loss and tough end to the season!! We fought to the end. We are true warriors. I love my team and the #WhoDatNation #ExpectGreatness — Terron Armstead (@T_Armstead72) January 12, 2014

so glad to be a fan of the best team ever @Saints #WhoDat pic.twitter.com/ZelyD9h1vo — ⚜Megan⚜ (@lilmisswhodat23) January 12, 2014

@JudyBoggan We're set up and ready for our @Saints to come in! pic.twitter.com/QSENXTMquE — Annabelle Signorelli (@WhoDatSigs) January 12, 2014

Welcomed our boys home tonight at the airport @lindsey_lajack #whodatfamily #saints #saintsgamedayhttp://t.co/1DOKG97BGA — Brooke Rafidi (@BrookeRafidi) January 12, 2014

Went to see the #Saints arrive at the airport. Good to see the support from the best fan base in the NFL. Until next year #WhoDatNation — Chris Esteve (@Emilio_504) January 12, 2014

@Saints Proud of our boys! Welcomed them at the airport tonight! #WhoDatNation #goingtophoenix pic.twitter.com/ZC9Pyax9Ej — Louann Marchand (@loudat9) January 12, 2014

Love our New Orleans Saints!! Ty for a great season, so much fun greeting y'all tonight at airport... #WhoDatNation pic.twitter.com/INxqJvYVEJ — Rebecca Clements (@bekagirl40) January 12, 2014

She's only 4 but said, "I'm so lucky", after @SeanPayton touched her hand at the airport tonight. @Saints pic.twitter.com/o9ABZlNWhD — Shannon Nevels (@ShanLeBourgeois) January 12, 2014

With @LSUFreek seeing our Saints and Sean Payton leave the airport one last time. Still luv dem Saints! pic.twitter.com/gTDeao6qcE — Nicole Terrebonne (@Keekole) January 12, 2014

I'm proud to say I'm that fan causing traffic for the @Saints tonight at airport to at least get picture with one of the players!! #WhoDat — Kenia❤️ (@KBodden_) January 12, 2014

Welcoming our awesome Saints home! Thanks for a great season! Bless you boys!! #WHODAT (at @no_airport w/ 8 others) http://t.co/reCsm4sW7S — Jennifer rooney (@ibjamn50) January 12, 2014

saints fans greeted the players when they returned home from the airport. #whodat #WhoDatNation pic.twitter.com/tXtcJEDHJE — mistymac (@mistymac) January 12, 2014

Went to the airport to see the @Saints come home....and Sean Payton high fived me!  I'm too excited right now — Dessireé Victoria (@LilBitOfDes) January 12, 2014

At the airport waiting for our boys @Saints pic.twitter.com/Bo5D1Mmxo0 — ✟Kristina (@Kraziilylkeena) January 12, 2014

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