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A bad call

Dear Editor:I have recently been following the story of the referees vs. Basalt fans. I have been to many basketball games in my life, and never did I know that holding up three fingers was bad enough to be ejected from the game.In reference to Shelby Wood’s letter (Letters to the Editor, Jan. 8 and 9), I am a recent graduate of Basalt High School myself, and I know that the actions and the behavior from the Basalt fans has always been conducted in a rightful manner and were never more out of line than any other high school. I am surprised and amused that the referees no longer feel safe in Basalt High School, even though most of them have been referees for Basalt for a number of years. How could they possibly not feel safe?There was no wrongdoing in what Mayor Leroy Duroux did. The saddest part of all is that the decision made by the Referee Association does not affect the screaming parents and fans; it affects the kids who are actually playing the sport. So who are we going to punish? The kids who had nothing to do with this? If such a case reappears (in which, hopefully, the ref will think twice before doing), the angry fan could simply be suspended from further games. Come on, refs, what kind of bad call are we making now?Stephanie MorleyBasalt

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