Was SportsCenter’s MNF tweet a dig at the Patriots?

Some fans are crying foul this morning after a poorly timed social media post may have been a veiled shot at the New England Patriots.

"SportsCenter," ESPN’s flagship news and highlights show, posted a tweet at 9:00 p.m. of footballs and cameras, during ESPN’s broadcast of the Monday Night Football game between the Patriots and the Buffalo Bills.

You can see the tweet here:

The post, which had been retweeted more than 900 times since, set off a chain of angry responses from fans who thought the post drew up visions of SpyGate, the 2007 incident in which the Patriots were punished for filming opponents’ signals.

ESPN has been under fire, particularly among Patriots fans, in the past year after errors in reporting and appeared collusion with the NFL only added fuel to the flames surrounding Tom Brady’s "DeflateGate" suspension. In one instance, an ESPN reporter incorrectly claimed that 11 of the 12 balls in the AFC championship game were significantly under-inflated, then never retracted the claim.

The Patriots beat the Bills, 20-13, to move to 10-0 on the season.

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