NFL removes replacement official from Saints-Panthers game for being Saints fan. Wish media had similar policy for their WH reporters. #tcot
— Fred Thompson (@fredthompson) September 19, 2012
Here’s the NFL’s story:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The NFL has pulled replacement official Brian Stropolo from his duties as side judge in Sunday’s New Orleans Saints-Carolina Panthers game, according to NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson.
Photographs on Stropolo’s Facebook page show him wearing Saints gear, as first reported by ESPN. However, the NFL did not confirm that the social media account was the reason for Stropolo’s removal from the game.