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Should High School Refs be Allowed to Work Games if they are Related to Players? [poll]

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The NFL has been using replacement referees this season because of a labor dispute.  Yesterday, they had to replace one of the replacements.  Brian Stropolo was assigned to work the New Orleans Saints game against the Carolina Panthers but the NFL removed him from the game, because his Facebook page was full of photos and comments about what a huge Saints fan he was.  They replaced him with an alternate official.

Should the same rules apply to high school sports?  I can’t count how many times I heard parents and fans claiming “home town refs” from the stands.  In a small community, I bet you’d be hard pressed to find a ref that’s NOT related to someone on a team.

Is it okay for a high school ref to work a game if they are related to a player or should we remove them in favor of someone else?

Here are your thoughts from the show today.

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