‘Did NFL just tweet this?’ Mixed reaction to league mockery of #SadManziel

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The 2014 NFL draft got under way Thursday night, and on Twitter a big topic was the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner, former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.

It took a while for a team to pick up Manziel, who was the 22nd pick in the first round, and by that time there were already a couple of trending hashtags:

and #SadManziel are the top trends on Twitter.

Twitter, you're a harsh, harsh little world http://t.co/BehKTGL5uK— FOX Sports NFL (@NFLonFOX) May 09, 2014

The NFL’s Twitter feed was responsible for one of those hashtags after sending this tweet before any team chose Manziel:

There was a mixed reaction:

In a possible attempt to atone for the above tweet, the NFL reminded everybody that not being among the first few picks in the first round isn’t necessarily a bad thing:

But that carried with it other issues:

By the way, Johnny Manziel’s new team is the Cleveland Browns.



Turns out none of the following will happen #BeforeManzielGetsDrafted

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/08/did-the-nfl-just-tweet-this-mixed-reaction-to-league-mockery-of-sadmanziel-on-draft-night/

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