Fans who worried that the National Hockey League had banned GIFs can rest easy. The organization has no plans to put a stop to the viral animated images on social media.
"Breaking: I can confirm that the NHL is now not allowing anyone to post gifs. Huge news given playoffs are about to start," Mark Scheig, a reporter covering the Columbus Blue Jackets tweeted on Tuesday.
The report caused social media users to criticize the NHL, believing copyright infringement to be the cause for the ban.
However, the NHL refutes the report.
"Our position on GIFS has not changed," the NHL told CNBC.