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.
The disrespect by @LinkedIn here. This could have been resolved very quickly without issue, but y’all just gonna say, “nah..not you” instead of…I dunno…reaching out?
— Boots2Passes (@Boots2Passes) October 26, 2023
Why would Barry Sanders even need a @LinkedIn account? LOL.
Either way, Fix it, LinkedIn. Barry is a legend. Give him his account back. https://t.co/ZsScUgzUzb
— 𝑺𝒄𝒐𝒕𝒕 𝑪𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒔𝒊𝒌 🏈🏳️🌈🇺🇦🇬🇪 (@CarasikS) October 26, 2023
Is LinkedIn the best defense in NFL history? Only unit that ever stopped #20 https://t.co/M7omtfRWss
— ALDLAND (@ALDLANDia) October 26, 2023
— Brian J. Egick Jr. 🦁(Beat the Raiders) (@TheBegickJr) October 26, 2023
— Gif Tannen 🤠 (@gif_tannen) October 26, 2023
— Crypⓣ⬡ ₿ 🐉 (@BuyBitcoinFFS) October 26, 2023
— MrBoost (@mrboost92) October 26, 2023
— Made In Detroit ™️ (@MadeInDetroit91) October 26, 2023
You just know a Packers fan is responsible for this.
— John Law (@JohnLawMedia) October 26, 2023
Imagine being so famous social media doesnt even let you be yourself lmfao too exclusive
— Detroit Dan (@razallo) October 26, 2023
— Sheila Moore (@Sheila6PR) October 26, 2023