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Deadspin, SB Nation GIF Twitter Accounts Suspended, Reportedly Due to the NFL

The Twitter accounts for Deadspin and SB Nation GIFs have both been suspended tonight and it’s being reported the NFL is behind it.

The sudden suspension of two big Twitter accounts didn’t go unnoticed:

The speculation on Twitter is that it was either the MLB or the NFL over posting GIFs from games on Twitter, and based on reports tonight it appears it was the NFL:

It’s worth noting here that back in August, the NFL and Twitter signed a two-year deal to bring more game highlights to the social media service.

UPDATE –– 8:09 pm EST: Deadspin is, as of now, back:

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