Roger Goodell is hearing from disgruntled NFL fans Tuesday morning, thanks at least in part to a Wisconsin state senator who tweeted the commissioner’s office phone number after the Green Bay Packers apparently were robbed of a victory by replacement officials on “Monday Night Football.”
Jon Erpenbach, a Democrat who has represented the 27th Senate District since 1999, posted a series of messages via Twitter after the chaotic ending to Seattle’s 14-12 victory over the Packers, during which Seahawks’ receiver Golden Tate was award a touchdown catch on the final play of the game even though Green Bay defender M.D. Jennings appeared to have a clear interception of the pass in the end zone.
Then he wrote, “Let’s go to the phones!!” and proceeded to post the phone number to Goodell’s New York office.
A switchboard operator at that number Tuesday morning said the “switchboards had been lit up” all morning and that every one of the calls had been “complaints [about] the game last night.”
The operator, who declined to give her name, said that Goodell and his colleagues “are aware of discontented fans and are very responsive.”