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Even before kickoff, referees to make history in the Super Bowl

Posted on AllSides February 2nd, 2020
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When the officiating crew takes the field for Super Bowl 2020 in Miami on Sunday, they will make history before the coin toss. Five of its seven members are African American, the most not only for a Super Bowl but for any NFL game.

The moment comes as the league is under criticism for the lack of minorities hired as head coaches. Five coaching jobs became available after the regular season, and only one minority was hired — Ron Rivera, who is of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent, with the...

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