It turns out Brian Stropolo’s dream of officiating a game involving his favorite NFL team just wasn’t to be Sunday. Stropolo was slated to be the side judge in Sunday’s Panthers-Saints game in Charlotte, but the league removed him from the crew after it was discovered Stropolo was a fan of the Saints.
How did he get busted? Facebook, of course. Stropolo had pictures of him in Saints gear on his page and there were even comments from his friends amazed he was going to be working a Saints game.
Making matters worse for Stropolo is the fact the Panthers won the game. Maybe he could have changed things for his favorite team?
Now might be a good time for the NFL to go ahead and pay the real refs whatever they want so we can be done with this kind of nonsense.