Saints Fan Loudly Whistling at the NFC Championship is Known as 'Whistle Monsta'

Leroy Mitchell Jr. has attended Saints games since 1996. He was loud during Sunday's NFC Championship. 
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Saints superfan Leroy Mitchell Jr. caught plenty of attention during the NFC Championship on Sunday, generating plenty of noise at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during the Saints' game against the Rams. 

Mitchell has attended Saints games since 1996, piercing through the crowd with an ear-popping whistle. Fittingly, he's known as the "Whistle Monsta."

The MMQB's Connor Orr tracked the Saints superfan down during Sunday's game. 

The New Orleans superfan drew attention (and more than a few complaints) on Twitter during Sunday's game for his piercing whistle, including a name-check from NBC announcer Mike Tirico. 

Mitchell discussed his role as the "Whistle Monsta" with NOLA.com in 2016.

"I'm a fan," Mitchell told NOLA.com. "This is what I do. This seriously is work. We're not here to socialize. I feel like it's my job to get everyone fired up, 120-plus decibels on every defensive snap."

He set a record in 2002 on Jimmy Kimmel's MTV show with a 123-decibel whistle.  

Los Angeles drew one false start penalty in the first half on Sunday. No word on the role of the Whistle Monsta.