Wisconsin State Senator Tweets NFL Commissioner's Phone Number

Twitter is a chief weapon in the arsenal of many in the war on replacement refs.

By Chris Roberts
|  Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012  |  Updated 1:55 PM PDT
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Tired of the insanity? Jon Erpenbach wants you to go to the phones. He said so on Twitter.

The Wisconsin state senator used the San Francisco-based social media platform to direct ire over the Green Bay Packers' bizarre, controversial, and maddening loss on Monday Night Football straight towards the top: Erpenbach tweeted NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's office number, according to reports.

Goodell has been on the hot seat since the NFL season began without its full-time professional referees, who went on strike to demand a better contract and more money. So Goodell went ahead with the season with scab, replacement referees -- and the natives are restless.

Nowhere more so than in Wisconsin, where the beloved Green Bay Packers lost in spectacularly controversial fashion at the last second on Monday Night Football. The replacement officiating crew ruled a last-second Hail Mary desperation pass that appeared to be intercepted a touchdown, which gave the Seattle Seahawks a 14-12 win.

So Erpenbach went to the Tweets. He tweeted Goodell's phone number -- which has a New York area code though we won't spell out all the digits here. And then he tweeted Goodell's Twitter handle. Cheeseheads around the world, don't despair: fill the air with your tweets.

"These injustices committed by scab referees can no longer continue to take place," intoned Bleacherreport.com. "If it takes ridiculous measures like senators from Midwestern states tweeting out phone numbers to make something happen, so be it."

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