Baltimore Ravens

Ravens Embarrass Themselves On Twitter After NFL Changes Ineligible Receiver Rule

The NFL agreed to a rule change that stemmed from the Baltimore Ravens/New England Patriots second round playoff game last January.

During their playoff meeting, New England utilized an old ruling that allowed eligible receivers to line up in multiple positions on the field but as an ineligible option.

When the Patriots used the rulebook to their advantage against the Ravens, it led to Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh get a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty because his team did not have the slightest idea of what was taking place on the field.

After the game, Baltimore claimed they were being deceived. Meanwhile, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said the Ravens should study the rulebook.

As of Wednesday, the league announced that teams must now have any eligible receiver that is declared ineligible lineup within the tackle box.

Unable to resist themselves, Baltimore subtly celebrated the rule change on Twitter in embarrassing fashion and in turn, got a little too loose and started misspelling things:

ravenstweetHere’s the thing, if you can’t spell ineligible correctly don’t complain about it.

In the interest of fairness, they spelled it right a second time:

The bigger problem is the tone of the tweet. Want some cheese with that wine Baltimore?

The Ravens lost that game because they allowed a wide receiver to throw a touchdown pass. The Ravens lost that game because they have a below average secondary. The Ravens lost that game because Joe Flacco threw an interception in the end zone with less than two minutes left.

Did the Ravens bring that up? Of course not.

Instead, they opted to complain like children.

Wake up, Baltimore.

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