The Redskins catch the Ravens subtweeting and win an apology
The Redskins gave the Ravens a lesson in social media.
So, here's an important update to our story from earlier on Thursday: The Redskins caught the Ravens' subtweet. And, unsurprisingly, they did not like the Ravens' tweet, which singled out Kirk Cousins and the Redskins as an example of teams that struggle with finding an adequate quarterback.
Here's the offending tweet:
Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) March 3, 2016
So, the Redskins responded with a reasonable request. They told the Ravens to tag them next time, because nobody likes a subtweeter.
Washington Redskins (@Redskins) March 3, 2016
And it worked! The Redskins won an apology from the Ravens.
@Redskins Our bad. Ozzie didn't criticize. We should have used pictures of Joe.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) March 3, 2016
Of note: In the story that the Ravens linked to in their original tweet, general manager Ozzie Newsome brought up Cousins and Sam Bradford, which is probably why the Ravens' social media team used those photos.
"Joe is our quarterback, and we're proud to be able to say that. Teams struggle with the quarterback position," Newsome said. "Philly signing [Sam] Bradford and Washington having to put the franchise tag on [Kirk] Cousins [are examples]. They don't have the resume that Joe has, and for us to be moving forward with a guy that has eight years and won a Super Bowl and been in three AFC championship games, it speaks volumes."
The Redskins ended the conversation with a GIF:
I'm not sure why they didn't use this Vine instead.
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