Fuck it NFL.. Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs.—
TJ Lang (@TJLang70) September 25, 2012
It was a historic locker-room tweet. On Sept. 25, Green Bay Packers player T.J. Lang used Twitter to take out his frustration on the NFL’s replacement referees after a blown call caused his team to lose a game to the Seattle Seahawks. His profane rant didn’t just go viral, garnering more than 55,000 retweets in less than 45 minutes; it was also influential, inspiring a chorus of dissatisfied players and fans to use social media for their complaints. Less than two days later, a deal was in place to reinstate the regular referees.