No, no, no, ESPN tried to clarify the next day. The mysterious tweet was simply a critique of the length of the game because of the high-number of replays.
The network promised to “be better,” but not everyone is buying it, including WEEI’s Jerry Thornton, who critiqued the tweet and apology on Wednesday.
” ‘SportsCenter’ would like you to believe this was all just an innocent mistake. That lumping together a Patriots game and video cameras was not a dig at the Patriots,” he wrote. “[This] would be hard to swallow even if ESPN hadn’t spent the better part of the last decade and 24/7 of 2015 making a concerted effort to cast the Pats as cheaters who can’t win a thing unless they’re pointing a video camera at your signals or sticking needles into footballs in the bathroom.”
He added: “If the people of New England have learned anything this year, it’s to know a troll job followed by an insincere apology when we see one.”