For those of you that have not ventured into the world of Twitter. . .and God bless you if you’re one of them, because you’re smarter than I am. . .a lot of celebrities and other dignitaries can be “verified,” wherein they’re given a little checkmark symbol next to their name that shows that they are who the account says they are. This is done by submitting some sort of proof of who you are, which is checked by the folks at Twitter and a judgement is made as to whether or not you get the little checkmark.
Apparently, the greatest Minnesota Vikings player of all time. . .who also just happens to have spent time as a Minnesota State Supreme Court justice. . .doesn’t qualify.
Alan Page posted this on his feed just a little while ago.
Since the response from Twitter gets cut off in the embedded tweet a little bit, here’s what Twitter’s response was in full:
This account will not be verified at this time because the evidence provided did not meet our criteria for notability. As a result, we could not reliably verify that the account associated with the request is a notable person, organization, or brand.
Alan Page. . .1971 NFL MVP. . .Pro Football Hall of Famer. . .Minnesota State Supreme Court Justice. . .champion of education. . .philanthropist and all-around upstanding human being. . .
The disrespect, man. . .it’s ridiculous.
I know this isn’t a huge story or anything like that but it extends so far into the realm of absurdity that I thought it merited a mention here.