The Age of the Squeaky Wheels

Efforts to undermine referees reveal novel forms of elitism and censorship

For years now, the players have been berating the officials, complaining that referees slow the game unnecessarily, asserting they themselves (or their fans) can call the fouls and keep score, and inflating the few mistakes referees have made to undermine the entire system.

Does this sound like the NBA? The Premier League? The NFL? Your local varsity spo…

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