The SEC thought Alabama tailback Derrick Henry was the best offensive player in the conference. It didn’t like his tattoos as much as his 2015 season, however.
The conference was criticized for its cropping of Henry’s image in a tweet announcing the running back had won the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year award on Wednesday, according to 247Sports.com. The photo clearly cropped out Henry’s ink on his arms.
— SEC Sports (@SEC) December 9, 2015
Many players in the SEC and around the country are inked up, which makes this editorial decision a peculiar one. Fans were not afraid to point out the doctored image.
.@SEC But seriously though, why did you photoshop out his tattoos?
— CFB Insider (@BourbonGhost) December 9, 2015
— Taylor (@tsomerv) December 9, 2015
Oddly enough, Alabama athletic director Bill Battle teased athletes with tattoos earlier on Wednesday.