‘I’ll wear a ponytail but I’ve got to wear makeup’ says NFL’s first female referee

Working as an official in sports is one of the hardest jobs in the country. The cheers are faint when a call is correct, you can receive death threats when a call is wrong and the best day you’ll ever have is when no one notices you’re around.

It’s a tough work environment, but it’s one that the first female NFL referee Sarah Thomas has flourished in.

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