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Referee not too busy to take a phone call…during a game

When is it bad for a ref not to miss a call?

When that call is on his cell phone, and he decides to answer it in the middle of a game.

That’s right, just when you thought you’d seen the worst sports referees have to offer, a youth basketball official decided to raise the bar for awfulness.

During a game between North Whidbey Middle School and Oak Harbor Middle School in Oak Harbor, Washington, one of the two referees decided to talk on his cell phone. During the game.