Tweets of the Week
This week on Twitter, the NFL’s replacement referee debacle was thrust into the limelight following a controversial call to end Monday night’s Packers/Seahawks game. In fact, an angry tweet by Packer lineman T.J. Lang (featured below) broke boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s record by receiving, to date, over 98,000 retweets. The tweet also garnered Lang over 90,000 new followers in the span of a single day. Fortunately, the criticism forced the NFL to settle with the real refs, and Internet outrage has begun to subside.
Also in the news was Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who brandished a Looney Toons-style picture of a cartoon bomb in front of the U.N. Check out some of Twitter’s best reactions to these events and more below.
The tweets are ordered more or less chronologically for your convenience. Just click on the first image and scroll through the best tweets reacting to the week’s news, as well as some of the week’s best tweets, period.