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Sports Writer's Trolling Tweet To ESPN Is Going Viral

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He had some fun with the ESPN Assignment Desk.

ESPN has a Twitter account whose sole purpose is to ask people on Twitter for permission to use photos and videos that the Worldwide Leader wants to show on TV.

"Hello, ESPN would like to ask for permission to use your video on its platforms. We can provide courtesy for credit. Please let us know," the tweet usually reads.

Typically, the people ESPN tweets at say yes.

Not Stephen J. Nesbitt.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer told ESPN that he'll send it to Jayson Stark, a prominent MLB writer laid off by the Worldwide Leader.

Nesbitt's obvious shot at ESPN's massive layoffs was well received on Twitter, as the tweet has now been favorited nearly 5,000 times.

Well played, Stephen.