Hot on the heels of an unfortunate and quickly deleted tweet from the official NFL Twitter feed and amid a flurry of incensed tweets from players and observers, the NFL put up a picture on their official Facebook page that appeared to be designed to intentionally draw the ire of Packers fans -- or perhaps just NFL fans in general. The Facebook post and associated picture has since been taken down.
The below screencap comes to us courtesy of @BCSGuru and an SB Nation reader:
The picture -- which was likely the most recent available "Seahawks player catching a football" picture available on the presswire at the time -- did not in any way show the controversial play that ended the game in a Seahawks win. The posting of the picture along with the caption and even the URL of the associated story could be viewed as a whitewashing of the call on the field issued by the replacement referees. At the very least, it would at first blush appear to be a slap in the face of Packers fans.
Just an unfortunate evening for the NFL and their attempted engagement with fans via social media. An unfortunate evening for football all around.