Barry Sanders needs help to prove he’s real

Update: Sanders posted on X that his LinkedIn account has been restored.

Barry Sanders is one of the greatest NFL players of all time. The Lions legend is fourth on the league’s all-time rushing list and averaged more than 10 rushing yards per game more than any of the trio ahead of him. He’s an icon of both the Lions and the NFL.

Yet Sanders is battling a problem many regular folks face. He’s battling a website to prove that he is, in fact, Barry Sanders.

Sanders went onto X (formerly Twitter) to seek help in convincing LinkedIn that he is really who he claims to be. The professional networking site does not believe Sanders is real.

That’s understandable if they watched his incredible moves on the football field, but this is an automated response that doesn’t show much intelligence, artificial or otherwise.

Even the greatest RB has to deal with the same inane issues as fans.

Story originally appeared on Lions Wire