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Must see: Derek Holland dresses as referee for Stars-Blue Jackets

The former Rangers lefty hilariously cheers on both teams in an official NHL black-and-white striped top

by Staff Report @DallasStars /

In attendance for Monday night's game between the Dallas Stars and Columbus Blue Jackets, former Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland donned a must-see -- and hilarious -- look.

No, the Ohio native didn't play favorites between his home-state Blue Jackets or the Stars. Instead, the left-hander went with something much more neutral: An official, NHL black-and-white striped referee uniform.

Holland teased his outfit on Twitter before the game:

Tweet from @Dutch_Oven45: Nothing like going to a game and being able to watch your two teams play. Good luck to both @DallasStars and @BlueJacketsNHL. Should be a great game.

Holland, who spent eight seasons with the Rangers and grew to love the Stars during his time in the Metroplex, was shown several times on the video board inside American Airlines Center during a second-period stoppage in play after Columbus defenseman Seth Jones was whistled for high-sticking on Jason Dickinson.

Much to the delight of the crowd, Holland stood and waved -- and even made some comical impressions of the officials on the ice.

Photos by Sam Hodde / Dallas Stars


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