Vikings Hall of Fame defensive tackle and retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page has finally been deemed “notable” by Twitter.
Page wrote in an August 26 tweet that he was rejected by Twitter for attempting to verify his account with a blue check mark because he was told in an email that he was “not remarkable”. Page tweeted, “Not remarkable! Hmm,” and included a copy of the email from Twitter mentioning the disapproval.
— Alan Page (@ACPage_77) 26 August 2021
Well, Page got another email from Twitter on Thursday saying he had been verified and now has a blue check mark on his account @ACPage_77.
“I got a good laugh out of it because of the reason they gave,” Page said in a phone interview Friday about the episode.
Page said he had not heard anything from Twitter after his August 26 tweet until he received a message on Thursday informing him that he had been verified. He was surprised by the publicity that came after his initial tweet on the matter.
“I think the whole thing is crazy, truth be told,” Page said. “It garnered a whole host of commentary on Twitter.”
The page, which has just over 20,000 followers, said she had sought to be verified only because four of her children recommended her to do so.
“They thought it would give me a wider reach to whatever it might be,” Page said.
Page was then surprised to receive a message from Twitter back in August that read, “This account will not be verified at this time as the evidence provided does 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.”
Page’s most recent tweet, on Wednesday, read “#boosted,” but he said it had nothing to do with being verified by Twitter. He said that the tweet was in reference to him taking a booster shot of the corona virus vaccine.
— Alan Page (@ACPage_77) September 30, 2021
On Friday, Page was also asked about Vikings Hall of Fame defender John Randall, who recently said a statue should be erected outside the Purple People Eaters’ US Bank Stadium. The legendary defensive line, which terrorized enemies from the late 1960s to early 1970s, initially consisted of Page, Hall of Famer Karl Aller, and pro bowlers Jim Marshall and Gary Larson. When Larsson retired after the 1974 season, he was replaced by Doug Sutherland.
“I’ll leave it to others,” Page said of Randall’s suggestion. “It would be a good recognition but I guess I don’t need much more to be remarkable. I say that firmly tongue in cheek. It would certainly be cool for Jim, Carl, Gary and Doug, if They would have included him for that recognition.
Marshall said that he would be everything for such an idol.
“I think it would be great,” he said. “Having said that, the Wilfs (the ownership group) is already very supportive of us in many ways and I thank them for that.”
Aller has stated that such a sculpture is “a good idea and probably one that should be pursued.” And Larson has said it would be “an honor.”