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People on Twitter Do Not Like That Call

It’s hard to find anyone who’s happy – outside the Seattle Seahawks’ locker room – with the ending of Monday’s Seattle-Green Bay game. What looked like a clear Packers interception to end the game was ruled on the field to be a game-winning touchdown for Seattle.


  1. The reaction across Twitter was furious. 
  2. Even Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who battled against public unions last year, called for the end of the NFL’s lock-out of unionized officials.
  3. New York magazine's Jonathan Chait noted: "How bad was the referee debacle in last night’s Packers-Seahawks game? So bad that conservatives were leaping to Twitter to demand that the NFL settle with the striking officials’ union. So bad that Scott Walker is calling for the NFL to settle."
  4. NFL players weighed in despite the possibility of league fines. 
  5. Perhaps the most vocal amongst them was Green Bay Packers guard T.J. Lang whose tweets saw widespread response. His first tweet attacking the officiating has seen nearly 65,000 retweets already and is likely to keep climbing. 
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  7. The tweet that followed scored even higher with 80,000 retweets by Tuesday morning already ranking among the highest retweet counts ever seen on Twitter. 
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  9. A third tweet from Lang has already pushed total retweets of his messages on the controversial finish to over 160,000 re-tweets "from one player on a team that, in the eyes of many, got completely jobbed on Monday night," says Yahoo Sports blog Shutdown Corner.
  10. Pundits, celebs and athletes weighed in: 
  11. And even the president's Twitter account had something to say: