Barry Sanders seeks Twitter to help with LinkedIn ban

Getting blocked is unfamiliar territory for Barry Sanders.

After spending 1989-1998 in the NFL as one of the most premier running backs ever, Sanders was used to being tackled, not blocked.

However, the former Detroit Lions face of the franchise found himself on the wrong end of a block from LinkedIn Thursday morning.

Hoping I can enlist @Lions fan support,” Sanders tweeted. @LinkedIn has suspended my account as they don’t believe it is me. Of course they have NO customer service so asking my fans to blow up their @X [formerly Twitter] account until someone reaches out to my team.”

Not only Lions fans, but football fans were helpful in getting the Pro Football Hall of Famer support. Here are among the best retweets.

Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire