NFL pulls replacement official from Saints-Panthers game for being Saints fan

Posted at 4:10 PM, Sep 16, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-16 16:12:15-04

The NFL removed a replacement official assigned to today’s New Orleans-Carolina game after the league was made aware that he was a Saints fan.

ESPN initially reported to the league that side judge Brian Stropolo was a fan of the Saints and posed in photos on his Facebook page wearing Saints apparel and tailgating at an Aug. 25 preseason game.

Stropolo’s Facebook page has since been taken down.

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