Dumb Tweet: When Scott Walker supports unions

The Wisconsin governor takes a break from anti-union stance when it comes to football

Natasha Lennard
September 25, 2012 7:55PM (UTC)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker may be the poster boy for anti-union policymaking after his attacks on public-sector unions last year, but when it comes to his Green Bay Packers, the Republican governor is a labor activist.

NFL owners locked out union referees, using replacements during an ongoing labor dispute. The league had claimed the replacements were performing adequately, until last night when a referee made what one YouTube user dubbed "the worst call ever," handing a win to the Seattle Seahawks over Green Bay.


Gov. Walker took to Twitter to express his displeasure, hashtagging "ReturnTheRealRefs" (i.e., the locked out union refs):

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Other Twitter users were quick to respond:

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Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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