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Welcome back: NFL refs receive standing ovation before Thursday night game (vid)

Welcome back, fellas. The regular NFL officials have made their triumphant return back to action and fans arriving early to M&T Stadium for the hometown Baltimore Ravens’ match-up with the Cleveland Browns made sure to let the refs know how happy they were to see them back on the gridiron.

After three weeks full of debacles, missed calls and overall ineptitude at managing the game, the replacement referees now are gone and the fans trickling into the Ravens’ home stadium prior to kickoff greeted the crew with a standing ovation as a gesture of their collective appreciationĀ as the officials made their way on to the field for pregame activities.

Yeah, it must be nice to be so appreciated. Once again, welcome back, fellas. We’ve really missed you guys.

[H/T Business Insider]

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