Found September 16, 2012 on IMAGE CPR SPORTS:
The NFL pulled replacement ref and side judge Brian Stropolo from Sunday’s New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers game. Check out the photo from his Facebook page and you’ll see why. It turns out that Stropolo is a Saints fan. (Stropolo pulled down his Facebook page moments after we posted this story.) ESPN.com reports that the NFL was made aware of the situation Sunday morning and decided to replace Stropolo with an alternate ref who travels with the crew.
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