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Saints Fans Wear Referee Jerseys To Season Opener In Joke That Makes Very Little Sense

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Hmm. Here is what I know to be true:

  • Following a blown pass interference call late in last year’s NFC Championship game, Saints fans are not pleased with NFL officiating.
  • Wearing someone’s jersey can reasonably be understood as support for that person.
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And yet:

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Illustration for article titled Saints Fans Wear Referee Jerseys To Season Opener In Joke That Makes Very Little Sense
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This was presumably supposed to be a sick, clever own. Wear ref jerseys! That’ll show ‘em! But what exactly is the implication here? That referees...exist? Is it a subtle dash of self-deprecation, to say refereeing clearly requires no expertise, ergo you or I or anybody in New Orleans could do it? Am I missing something? Underthinking? Overthinking? Explain, somebody!

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