UPDATE: Gov. Walker’s ‘Go Packers’ Removed From Stadium Beam

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker might have committed a political version of football’s unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on a piece of material that will be part of the Minnesota Vikings new $1 billion stadium.

According to the New York Times, Walker says he wrote a little message on one of the beams to be used in the roof.

What’s it say? “Go Packers.”

The newspaper said Walker told a story during a campaign stop about visiting the West Salem, Wisconsin plant where the stadium’s roof beams are being manufactured. While on a tour of Mortenson Construction, the governor said he went up to a beam and scribbled the pro-cheesehead graffiti.

During the re-election campaign stop, Walker also did his own political version of a touchdown dance. He allegedly joked about the Vikings, saying the team saved $1 million on the stadium because it “didn’t need a trophy room.”

The new Vikings stadium is slated to open in 2016 in downtown Minneapolis. Perhaps those building it can find the beam Walker defaced before its part of the translucent roof.

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