Raiders Have Highly Questionable Photo Choice for Tweet Hyping up First Preseason Game

Raiders sent out a pregame tweet of a helmet in the wake of the Antonio Brown controversy.
Raiders sent out a pregame tweet of a helmet in the wake of the Antonio Brown controversy.

The Oakland Raiders have been in the unfotunate spotlight thanks to mercurial wide receiver Antonio Brown, who's reportedly threatening retirement if the NFL won't allow him to wear his preferred helmet, a model that the league no longer uses.

With many on "Antonio Brown Watch," many forget that the Raiders actually open up the preseason on Saturday night against the Los Angeles Rams. Usually, a team's official social media account would try to get their mind off the outside noise.

Well, that's not what the Raiders' official Twitter account did.

Seriously? You couldn't use the generic photo of a jersey or football? The last thing Raider Nation wants to see is a photo of a helmet right now.

Brown has reportedly been absent from Oakland's training camp practices after multiple failed attempts to sneak in his previous helmet from his Pittsburgh Steelers days.

However, Brown filed a grievance against the NFL in hopes of getting approval to use the helmet in question. The star receiver is expected to receive an answer from an arbitrator this coming week.

Until then, the Raider faithful will attempt to move on and focus on this Saturday's action. That is, until the mention of helmets comes up on the broadcast.