The Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles had frustrating losses Sunday, but their creative teams won.
In a way to maneuver around the NFL’s new strict social media policy, the two teams went old school.
Both the Browns and Eagles used old-school electric football figures to encompass the action on the field during Week 6, per Deadspin.
The tactic was a unique way for fans to follow the action on social media. Unfortunately, the social media brilliance didn’t translate on the field for Cleveland and Philadelphia. Both teams came up short on the scoreboard.
Two weeks ago, the NFL issued a statement saying teams are only permitted to use NFL footage. Teams are not allowed to make their own GIFs or videos. Violators of the rule will pay a fine beginning at $25,000.
It’s a strict rule that once again hinders the league’s entertainment value.
Hopefully more teams will incorporate what the Browns and Eagles did going forward. Cheers to their social media teams.
Take a look at Cleveland’s reenactment following one of the team’s few successful plays:
TOUCHDOWN BROWNS! pic.twitter.com/RjRt9DVlpB
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) October 16, 2016
Take a look at the Eagles:
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) October 16, 2016