Record-breaking NFL tweeter celebrates end of ref lockout

Green Bay Packers guard T.J. Lang sends out one more jab, a day after his infamous tweet breaks a retweet record.

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Green Bay Packers guard T.J. Lang celebrated the end of the NFL referee lockout today, a day after his candid tweet broke a retweet record.

Lang tweeted one last jab today to mark the return of the officials to the field:

"Good to see the regular refs coming back! I'm sure the scabs are disappointed they have to return to their jobs at footlocker," he tweeted today.

Lang's original tweet, which read "F--k it NFL. Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs," stirred up plenty of commentary yesterday. It was retweeted more than 92,314 times on Wednesday, breaking an unofficial Twitter record. According to social-media analytics company TwitSprout, the former retweet record holder was Justin Bieber.

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