(Madison, WI - Wheeler News) - Governor Scott Walker tried to sneak in a cheer for the Green Bay Packers on a piece of steel for the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium -- and it didn't work.

According to Minnesota Public Radio, the Republican Walker was campaigning at a steel fabrication shop near La Crosse where a beam was being made for the new Vikings' stadium in Minneapolis.  Walker autographed the beam and wrote "Go Packers" on it.

Last Friday, he bragged about it during a campaign stop near Wausau.  But the stadium's main contractor, Mortenson Construction, said the message was erased from the beam.

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Senior vice president John Wood said a power grinder easily erased what would have a permanent Packers' cheer in Vikings' territory.

The beam was made at River Steel in West Salem, a supplier to the stadium's main steel fabricator.