TJ Lang’s profanity-laced tweets aimed at replacement referees in the National Football League may be a candidate for “the most retweeted tweet of all time.” But the Green Bay Packers lineman’s outburst over arguably the worst officiating call in NFL history also may cost him dearly.
Lang acknowledged as much in the tweet that, as of last check, had been retweeted 95,120 times. “Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs,” he griped.
Of course, if the NFL decides to levy fines against players for publicly criticizing the league and/or the refs, TJ Lang won’t be alone. Two of his teammates, Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88) and Desmond Bishop (@Desbishop55), were just as harsh. If the on-field calls keep going the way they have this season, the NFL may have a full-blown Twitter rebellion on its hands.