Go away it to the NFL to screw up one thing quite simple, and no, this is not concerning the catch rule.
The sphere at U.S. Financial institution Stadium in Minneapolis was lacking hashmarks.
There have been no hashmarks the place the NFL and Tremendous Bowl logos had been painted onto the sector and no one appeared to note till Sunday afternoon.
They’ve three weeks in the past, since Jan. 14 when the Vikings beat the Saints on Stefon Diggs’ walk-off landing within the Divisional Spherical, to correctly put together the sector for the Tremendous Bowl.
As an alternative, upkeep staff had been portray the hashmarks over the logos with paint brushes simply two hours previous to the 6:30 p.m. ET kickoff.
The gaffe prompted mocking on social media with followers tweeting #HashGate and conjuring up conspiracy theories that Invoice Belichick and the Patriots had been as soon as once more as much as no good.
Not less than any person seen earlier than the sport, or issues might have been much more embarrassing.