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27 of the most ridiculously strange rules in sports

FOXSports Logo By Sam Gardner of FOXSports | Slide 1 of 28: One of the more impressive feats in any athletic competition is the officials’ ability to master the rule book. Often, these manuals include hundreds of pages and incredible amounts of minutiae for referees to memorize, and by and large, those in charge with keeping the peace interpret and apply them correctly. That includes off-the-wall rules, too — and of those there are many. Here’s a look at 27 of the weirdest and wildest rules in sports:

One of the more impressive feats in any athletic competition is the officials’ ability to master the rule book. Often, these manuals include hundreds of pages and incredible amounts of minutiae for referees to memorize, and by and large, those in charge with keeping the peace interpret and apply them correctly. That includes off-the-wall rules, too — and of those there are many. Here’s a look at 27 of the weirdest and wildest rules in sports:
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