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Foot Locker

NFL Replacement Refs

Do NOT Work For Us

9/26/2012 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The NFL did NOT secretly hire black-and-white-striped Foot Locker employees to work as replacement referees ... despite all the terrible calls recently ... this according to the sneaker giant.

Foot Locker just released a statement, saying, "Despite recent allegations, our employees have spent the last few weeks at our stores and not at NFL games.”

It's all in response to a joke making the rounds on the Internet ... that the replacement refs are so bad, they must actually be Foot Locker employees.

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In case you live under a rock, the employees at Foot Locker wear a referee outfit as part of their uniform -- and they'd probably make better calls too.

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33 COMMENTS

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1.

Pecker    

The NFL would be better off having Foot Looker employees officiating anyway...

721 days ago
2.

Jreal    

The players should stage a boycott.

721 days ago
3.

verlinda    

Hahaha....too funny

721 days ago
4.

Melissa1987    

LOL

721 days ago
5.

HRH Prince Michael    

Get real: The game-officials are merely patsies in a much-bigger -greedier- game.


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721 days ago
6.

Mejdy Jabr    

Lol this is getting way too ridiculous. Thankfully, the referee lockout appears to be coming to a close according to this blog via ESPN. http://spinitreacts.blogspot.com/2012/09/rumor-nfl-referee-lockout-could-be-over.html

721 days ago
7.

DaveT    

Look at the set of milky soft ta ta's on Kim over there --->

721 days ago
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sidithers    

Youre kidding right?
Then they wouldnt get paid
Most players make more $ in 1 game than the refs make the entire season

721 days ago
9.

SMASHED    

THIS is not important people.
There is a potential bacon shortage that will affect us globally.
Priorities people - get it together.

721 days ago
10.

lbs    

Every season the NFL has calls that ruin games playoff runs & Superbowls...refs jobs aren't easy as they seem from the couch...if they made every call on the field games would be 5 hours long..."gotta let it go to grow."

721 days ago
11.

bjay    

Refs must be freaking greedy. They work 1 day a week for a few months and make up to $200,000 a year. Plus they get to travel and be on the field for NFL games. I am not anti-union, but they are already making more than the average person . What more could they be holding out for?

721 days ago
12.

ben    

Statements are so 1990's This would of been a much better tweet.

721 days ago
13.

DaveT    

Ah yes memories...I remember when I bought my first jock strap and cup at Footlockers for high school football....

721 days ago
14.

TeeEmZeed    

Meme fail. That's Mike Carey in the image.. An actual NFL Ref the players and fans WANT BACK!

721 days ago
15.

Candace    

Lol. Yall still mad?

721 days ago
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