The NFL has had to endure this entire mess with the replacement referees for much longer than they had hoped. They have been unable to reach an agreement with the referees who have been on strike to start the season, and negotiations seem to be going nowhere. But this latest incident is beyond laughable.
The NFL pulled one of the replacement officials assigned to the New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers game Sunday morning after it was made aware that he was a Saints fan. That isn’t even the worst part of it, believe it or not.
Side judge Brian Stropolo is a fan of the Saints, according to his Facebook page. He was pulled from the assignment Sunday morning and replaced with an alternate who travels with the crew.
His Facebook page. he was fortunate enough to land a gig as a referee in the NFL, but was stupid enough to leave up the fact that he was a Saints fan on his Facebook page.
His Facebook page!
Seriously. You can’t make this stuff up, folks.
The NFL had no clue about Strop...