Referee tells band to be quiet at Toledo-Central Michigan game
Toledo visited Central Michigan for a Tuesday night game this week, and while it may seem like it is harder for fans to get excited for a weeknight game, the cheerleaders and band caused so much ruckus the referee had to step in.
The odd call came when the band and cheerleaders were continuing to play music and yell during the snap, causing the official to stop the game to ask for quiet.
While the referees rarely get involved in noise levels, it is against rule 9-2-1-b for players, cheerleaders or school bands to interfere with a team’s ability to hear the signals, a rule which also extends to Mississippi State fans and their beloved cowbells, and can cost a team 15 yards.
– Brendan Maloy