Can you believe the story out of Washington State in which a dozen or so high school football referees face disciplinary action for their outrageous behavior this week?
Drunk or high? Nope.
None were involved in a physical confrontation with players or parents. No accusations of throwing a game, neither.
So what happened?
They donated all their paychecks for this week’s games to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in support of breast cancer research. If that weren’t enough, they decided to use pink whistles during the games as well.
Here is the video report from KING 5 News:
Fresh out of the cacophony in Obion County, Tennessee, here is yet another example of common sense gone nuts. Just as the firefighters and their policymakers in South Fulton found themselves embarrassed in a global outcry of “what are you idiots thinking?”, the Washington Officials Association has become a victim of their own short-sightedness by publicly condemning the officials- for supporting breast cancer research without permission.
Todd Stordahl, chairman of the WOA, says he has little choice but to discipline officials who used colored whistles. He claims that letting them continue without punishment would send the wrong message to student athletes. “It sends the wrong message to kids,” he said.
Hey Todd? What about the message being sent out by the WOA?
Again we find ourselves realizing the idiocy of reacting the wrong way. Sometimes, the result is not what we expected- nor wished for. But when we react without thinking it all the way through, we deserve the fallout.
Also on Fire Daily…
- Video: Fire officials tell public to “SHUT UP!” at meeting. See how well that went over… – January 12, 2012