After Twitter snob, former Minnesota Viking and judge Alan Page is verified
(FOX 9) – A month after Twitter rejected former NFL legend and retired Supreme Court Judge Alan Page’s request for verification citing a lack of notoriety, the former Vikings star is showing his new blue check mark.
In a tweet Wednesday night, Page celebrated that Twitter went back on her decision and gave her a check with a tweet that simply read, “Boosted.”
It all comes a month after Twitter initially rejected Page’s verification request, with Page sharing a screenshot of the rejection on August 26 that cited that Page did not meet Twitter’s branding standards – something that was puzzling most of those who view Page’s success as both a player football star and a judge.
In addition to raising eyebrows, Twitter’s decision drew rebuke from everyone, from politicians to soccer players and fans.
Prior to the ruling, Twitter revamped its verification rules with new guidelines for getting verified. According to FOX 9’s tally, the page should have been accepted into three distinct categories offered by Twitter: government, sports, and generally influential people.
For those who don’t know, a “verified” Twitter user receives a blue check mark next to their name which indicates that Twitter has verified the account, letting fans and followers know they are following the real person and not. an impostor.