The NFL Tweeted (Then Deleted) Mark Ingram Using Some...Uhh...Colorful Language After His TD Celebration
Oh man, that's a tough look. The NFL - themselves - tweeting out a video of a player blatantly using a derogatory word they so heroically tried to penalize a few years back? If only there was a way for them to avoid making themselves look like hypocritical idiots by accidentally posting a potentially discriminatory slur on social media for all 20.5 million of their followers to hear. It's really too bad there's absolutely nothing they can possibly do to make sure something like this doesn't happen again. After all, it's only one account that's trying to gather ALL the highlights from 20 different teams participating in an action packed sport over the course of 10 hours. It's not like there's enough time to watch every single highlight in it's entirety before sending them out to keep their ridiculously large fan base interested.
Can you imagine how helpful it would be if Twitter made it possible to divvy up the responsibilities for each game to different...oh, what's the word I'm looking for...teams that have a genuine interest in monitoring every second of the clips before presenting them to like minded people with a similar rooting interest? Not trying to tell the Twitter braintrust how to manage their product, but I think they could benefit from making it possible for leagues AND the organizations within those leagues to post videos. You know, just so said videos could all be thoroughly vetted and remain clear of racially insensitive expletives that might get said in the heat of the moment. Honestly? I'm pretty disappointed that technology hasn't been developed yet.