It doesn’t take a genius to deduce that Sunday’s identical tweets were likely sent by the same person, indicating that at least one member of the social team that runs the @Redskins account has access to the @redskinsfacts account. This led some sites, including SB Nation, Deadspin, Sports Illustrated and Forbes, to suggest that the Redskins’ cover had been blown, and that the team was secretly running a Twitter account supposedly managed by fans.
On Monday, the Redskins — who, again, have said they hired a PR firm to run the “Redskins Facts” campaign — attempted to explain the mistake.
“Yesterday our social media team accidentally posted a Redskins-authored tweet to the third-party Redskins Facts account, which is an account founded by alumni players and supporters and managed by a D.C. public relations firm,” a Redskins spokesman said in a statement. “It was a simple login error that was quickly corrected after the mistake was realized. The Washington Redskins have never posted content to any of the Redskins Facts digital assets, which include a Facebook page, Twitter account, and website. Official Redskins authored content can be found at @Redskins on Twitter.”