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Originally Posted by getyourselfsomerest View Post
I didn't think MacLean's comments were meant to be offensive and taken the way people are taking it. He just said he doesn't think local refs should ref elimination games. Not because refs of a certain area are biased, but to mitigate any doubt of even refereeing. It's a valid issue, it just wasn't phrased properly. Ron's a professional and certainly doesn't deserve all the attacks.
Could he not have made that point without referring to the specific nationality of the refs?

I don't think anyone would be against the precepts of both acting in an objective manner and giving the appearance of objectivity -- it's at the very core of any job involving anyone in a coercive capacity.

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