Sean Payton has had a gripe against the NFL and understandably so. After appearing to get robbed two years in a row in the playoffs on late game plays, the coach has been outwardly critical of the league’s officiating and their handling of the situation after the mishaps.
In what appears to be a masterfully crafted move by the Saints head coach, Payton filled his makeshift war room at his home with competitors of league sponsors, as pointed out by Darren Rovell.
The NFL sent a memo to draftees to tell them that anything on camera should be NFL sponsors.
Biggest violator? Sean Payton.
Crush is made by Keurig Dr. Pepper, competitor of sponsor Pepsi.
Coke is a competitor of sponsor Pepsi.
Twizzlers is made by Hershey. Sponsor is Mars. pic.twitter.com/e2Oz5jc37g
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 24, 2020
Coaches and GMs were told by the NFL to not have any items visible in frame that do not coincide with the league’s sponsorships.
Here’s a closer look: