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Packers’ T.J. Lang Sets “ReTweet Record”

Honestly, I never knew Twitter was even keeping track of this sort of thing.

Move aside, Justin Bieber and Floyd Mayweather, there’s a new Twitter champion: Green Bay Packers offensive lineman T.J. Lang.

Following the Monday night officiating debacle on the final play that gave the Seattle Seahawks a 14-12 victory over the visiting Packers, Lang sent out what would become the most retweeted unsponsored post in Twitter history.

“F*** it NFL.. Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs,” Lang tweeted, except without the aid of edited profanity.

By Wednesday afternoon, a little more than 36 hours after it was posted, Lang’s tweet broke the Twitter record when it surpassed 92,314 retweets. According to the Twitsprout blog, that’s when Lang became No. 1 on the all-time retweet list by overtaking Mayweather’s post from Jan. 10, 2012, when he called out fellow boxer Manny Pacquiao.

Not far behind in second place was Bieber, the pop singer who had 87,882 followers retweet him in November 2011 when he posted, “I’M SEXY AND I KNOW IT.”

As of 6:30 p.m. CT Wednesday, Lang’s tweet had 96,340 retweets, 4,000 more than the previous record.

The NFL has elected not to punish Lang for the tweet.  Lang has since said the only thing he wished he didn’t use in his Twitter rage was the foul language.

Oh, and our long national nightmare is over…until the real refs screw up and NFL fans re-adjust their rage towards them.

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