Twitter was buzzing after Parks and Recreation's Rob Lowe tweeted that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning was planning to retire — news that came as a huge surprise to fans and especially to at least one reporter covering the NFL. In a passive-aggressive (albeit funny) attempt to zing Lowe for encroaching on his territory with false reports, ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted, "Increasing chatter that Parks and Recreation is getting canceled."
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Lowe has yet to fire back in response to Schefter's "rumor," but he did retweet his son's feelings on the matter: "@MatthewELowe @RobLowe It's okay dad, Johnny and I still love you even if you did stir up the twittersphere... even on the blackout. #SOPA #Faceplam"
Lowe's rep did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Watch Schefter get in his on-air jabs at Lowe and his show: