Vikings react to ESPN saying Packers won division last season (pic)
The Minnesota Vikings had an amusing tongue-in-cheek reaction to an ESPN write-up that stated the Green Bay Packers won the NFC North division last season.
The Vikings of course knocked the Packers off their division title pedestal with an 11-5 record in Mike Zimmer’s second season as head coach. But a post on Facebook linking to an ESPN article containing Bill Barnwell’s offseason report card for teams in the NFC North erroneously claimed the Packers were the division winners.
…Really, @espn? #Vikings pic.twitter.com/HwKmOum5a0
— Adam Carlson (@MNVikingZombie) May 17, 2016
The individuals in charge of running the Vikings official Twitter account caught wind of the sight and ran with it, all the while trolling ESPN for the egregious but essentially harmless oversight by posting a photo of the team’s 2015 division champs banner along with the message, “Guess we should probably return this then, right @ESPN?”
.@MNVikingZombie Guess we should probably return this then, right @ESPN? pic.twitter.com/qhGaW1EZGe
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) May 17, 2016
(screenshot via Star Tribune)