PRO Respond To Tampa Bay Rowdies By Permanently Assigning Them Silviu Petrescu and Dave Gantar

The Professional Referees Organization (PRO), today, responded to the recent article by the ownership of the Tampa Bay Rowdies by permanently assigning the team Silviu Petrescu as their center referee and Dave Gantar as the fourth official for all games in the future.

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"After hearing the complaints from the Rowdies, PRO would like to categorically state that these complaints by the front office of the Tampa Bay Rowdies are false. Despite our vehement denial of these claims, we have assigned, permanently, Silviu Petrescu and Dave Gantar to referee all future Rowdies home games as a testament to our commitment for fair and balanced referees."

With Petrescu being one of the few referees in the past year suspended by PRO for missing several calls in a 2015 game, the Rowdies can be guaranteed that they are getting the best in what PRO has to offer.

The Nutmeg News will have more on this as the Rowdies are denied any chance of any kind of penalty appeal for the rest of the season.