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NFL: Saints fan ref removed from New Orleans game
Brian Stropolo will not be officiating during Panthers v Saints tonight.

THE NFL HAS pulled a replacement official from today’s New Orleans Saints game against the Carolina Panthers after learning that he is a Saints fan, according to ESPN.

And how did the NFL learn that side judge Brian Stropolo is a Saints fan?

It was all over his Facebook page, including the picture seen on the right.

A second picture below shows Stropolo tailgating outside the Superdome for what was reportedly a pre-season game this year in which he was not working.

Obviously this is a big problem for the NFL who somehow never looked at Stropolo’s Facebook page when they did their background check.

Now the questions become:

  1. Why didn’t Stropolo volunteer this information to the NFL when he received his assignments several weeks ago; and
  2. How many other replacement officials are die-hard fans of an NFL team that the NFL does not know about?

Is this the craziest American football kit you’ve ever seen?

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