Let Stupid Reign
Apparently, the message the Washington Officials Association, the organization overseeing high school referees in Washington state, would like to send is that charity demands permission. When a group of referees allegedly violated their uniform code by sporting pink whistles in support of breast cancer research, the WOA chair, Todd Stordahl, threatened suspensions.
Stordahl claims that the referees are the ones sending the wrong message, that their choice to use pink whistles in direct violation of the code is some type of slippery slope.
Well, Mr. Stordahl, good luck and enjoy your 15 minutes of fame.