NFL Player’s Replacement Ref Tweet Has Been Retweeted More Than Obama’s Gay Marriage Tweet

Could soon be the most retweeted message of all time. He was responding to this now infamous call from last night’s Seahawks/Packers game.

Green Bay Packers lineman T.J. Lang tweeted this after Monday night’s debacle, in which the Seattle Seahawks were mistakenly given a game-winning touchdown by the NFL’s replacement refs.

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I screenshotted that tweet at 9:59 a.m., in case it gets deleted. (A whole bunch of Packers tweeted things that could end up getting deleted.) Here’s the embed, though, in case it doesn’t disappear:

Fuck it NFL.. Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs.— TJ Lang

And here, for comparison, is President Obama’s tweet about same-sex marriage, which was previously thought to be one of the most retweeted tweets ever.

“Same-sex couples should be able to get married.”—President Obama— Barack Obama

Even with a four-month head-start, President Obama’s tweet trails Lang by more than 15,000 retweets.

So is it the most retweeted tweet of all time? It has better numbers than any of the tweets on Favstar’s “most retweeted” list, but the numbers here aren’t perfect. However, according to this list by TwitSprout, it trails a couple examples. A Floyd Mayweather tweet from January, aided by Justin Bieber, has over 90,000 retweets.

Manny Pacquiao I'm calling you out let's fight May 5th and give the world what they want to see.

— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather)

Manny Pacquiao I’m calling you out let’s fight May 5th and give the world what they want to see.— Floyd Mayweather

And this classic — Justin Bieber quoting LMFAO — has 120,000 retweets.


— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber)

I’M SEXY AND I KNOW IT— Justin Bieber

But that Bieber tweet is nearly a year old, and Mayweather’s has been around for 8 months. Considering that Lang’s only came about 12 hours ago, there’s good reason to believe that it’ll at least outpace Mayweather’s and even, potentially, catch Bieber’s.

Justin Bieber, gay marriage, and the NFL: these are the stuff that Twitter dreams are made of.

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