The NFL’s Facebook Fans Are Having A Sexist Meltdown Over A Post Hinting At Hiring Female Referees

“There’s nowhere to make sandwiches on the field.” Trigger Warning

The NFL’s Facebook page posted this photo on Friday with the tag line “Coming soon?”

The picture linked to a story about Sarah Thomas, a woman who is working to become the NFL’s first full-time female ref.

After only an hour of being up the picture was shared almost 2,000 times and liked over 12,000 times. Hundreds of comments, however, are less enthusiastic. Here’s a few:

Sarah Thomas is a mother of three and works as a pharmaceutical representative off the field. If she’s made an official full-time ref, she’ll be starting most likely in 2014.

ELIOT KAMENITZ / AP

(h/t @kurchenko)

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