The NFL made a bit of a stir with a photo posted Sunday night on its Twitter page. The NFL possibly has laid the foundation for even more of a stir by deleting it.
The tweet contained a fill-in-the-blank proposition, seeking predictions as to the two teams that will remain when the season ends at Super Bowl 50. The photo accompanying the tweet had the Super Bowl logo as the centerpiece, with seven quarterbacks surrounding it: Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Ben Roethlisberger, Russell Wilson, Drew Brees Carson Palmer, and Aaron Rodgers.
Between them, they have six Super Bowl wins. Three quarterbacks omitted from the photo — Tom Brady, Eli Manning, and Joe Flacco — have seven.
Much of the criticism that sprang up on social media centered on the decision to omit Brady, who has four Super Bowl wins, six appearances, and whose team will be raising the Super Bowl XLIX banner on Thursday night. But the photo also omitted Tony Romo, the quarterback whom the NFL Twitter page trolled in June regarding the cancellation of his fantasy football convention. A lawsuit over the cancellation of the convention has been filed against the NFL.
The tweet that directly took a shot at Romo was quickly deleted. The tweet that didn’t directly take a shot at anyone has been deleted, too.
[Photo credit: Twitter.com/NFL]