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NFL Officiating Getting Crushed For What It Tweeted On Monday

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DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 23: A detail of the uniform and whistle of an NFL referee as he oversees the action between the Houston Texans and the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 23, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Texans defeated the Broncos 31-25. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Sometimes, the best tweets are the ones you don't publish. The NFL Officiating Twitter account learned that the hard way on Monday afternoon.

The officiating in the NFL has taken a lot of criticism this season, particularly in the days following the NFC Championship Game.

If you don't know by now, a non-call on what looked like a clear defensive pass interference helped swing the outcome of the game.

Yesterday, the NFL Officiating account tweeted out a picture of its setup inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the Super Bowl.

In a vacuum, that's a pretty innocent photo. However, the response to it was swift and mostly snarky, given the reputation the refs have right now.

Whoever is running that account, you have to know the heat is coming if you post something like that. Maybe they just didn't care.

The best thing that could happen for the NFL on Sunday is that the refs don't have to make a crucial call that affects the outcome of Super Bowl LIII. If they do, the aftermath of it will be insane.