No one endures more abuse in sports than the men and women who bravely don the uniform of the neutral — referees. No group in sports is better equipped to let insults and verbal barbs slide off their back and remain completely undeterred.
So what happens when those referees are forced to confront that negativity instead of ignoring it? Thanks to the National Basketball Referees Association, we can finally find out.
In the line of Jimmy Kimmel’s famous “Mean Tweets” bit, the NBRA put together a short video of NBA referees reading aloud some of the best (worst?) tweets sent their way.
Turns out they are just as unflappable off the court as they are on it.
H/T Bleacher Report