Fake Soccer Ref Is Giving Yellow & Red Cards To New York Tourists

A comedian pranked Times Square visitors by dressing as a FIFA referee and calling them out on their social media fouls.

There’s a stereotype that New Yorkers are rude, but it’s really just that good manners are a little different here. You don’t take up a whole sidewalk while posing for an Instagram with your crew; you don’t enter a subway car until the other passengers have exited; you don’t complain when your salad wrap comes with the occasional dead rat. But who’s going to enforce these rules? The NYPD? Nah, leave it up to comedian Yoni Lotan, who dressed as a FIFA referee for this “Ref In The City” prank, just in time for today’s Netherlands-Argentina World Cup game:

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