Tim Tebow Petition Removed: Even Government Doesn't Want Tim Tebow

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterMay 6, 2013

ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 18: Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets warms up prior to the game against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on November 18, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by David Welker/Getty Images)
David Welker/Getty Images

Poor Tim Tebow. He cannot even manage to feature in a silly online White House petition these days. 

On Monday, ESPN reported the recently released NFL quarterback had his name emblazoned on just the latest ridiculous petition to hit the White House website. 

The report states the petition asked for the following: "Call NFL Jacksonville Jaguars GM David Caldwell and tell him to stop ignoring the Jaguars fans and sign Tim Tebow!"

Sadly, even the government has grown tired of Tebow, because the post was quickly taken down. Now the link makes way for the following message. 

The petition you are trying to access has been removed from the site under our Moderation Policy because it is in violation of our Terms of Participation.

While you can't sign this petition, there may be other petitions on We the People on a similar issue that you'd like to add your name to. Or, you can create your own petition.

With that, we understand it's only a matter of time until the next wacky fan has the idea to put together a petition for the former Jets quarterback fans just cannot get enough of. 

NBC News reported the WhiteHouse.gov "We The People" initiative had to increase the response threshold from 25,000 to 100,000 virtual signatures before a government response is mandated. 

While much of that was due to added visibility and use from citizens, we assume it also thwarts online petitions like these. 

Because the petition was taken down abruptly, we have no idea how many fans signed up to get Tebow to Jacksonville, but UPI.com notes the petition had just 58 signatures as of Sunday. 

That is about how many you might assume still believe Tebow can command an actual NFL offense. 

As a reminder, the government had to say no to a recent petition asking for a Star Wars Death Star to be manufactured and Forbes even broke down some of the more audacious petitions produced on the website. 

This is why we don't give you nice things, Internets. 

As for the Jaguars, the ESPN report reminds that general manager David Caldwell said a Tebow signing wasn't going to happen, so consider the Death Star among the more likely recent petitions. 

Now, we may all take our cue from the government and wipe all references of Tebow from our consciousness.


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