Are these refs getting ready to star in 'The Longest Yard 2' or something? Why do they look like they're coming straight from jail? On Saturday night, we've got the season debut of the Alliance of American Football. While plenty of attention has gone to this hit from Shaan Washington, fans on Twitter can't stop trolling the refs for how they look this evening. It's comedic gold. Why the AAF refs wearing bulletproof vests tho? pic.twitter.com/HiZAENetIo — Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) February 10,.