On Wednesday, Alabama running back Derrick Henry was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Year. The conference announced the decision via Twitter that featured a picture of Henry.
People began noticing something odd about the picture as it was pointed out that Henry’s arm was not covered in tattoos any longer. Fans began calling the SEC out for photoshopping the tattoos out of the picture.
According to TMZ Sports, the SEC has denied that they did not alter the picture to get rid of his tattoos. They did confirm, however, that the picture was modified using a special filter.
“We didn’t photoshop the picture that we posted on social media sites at all,” the spokesperson told the site. “The filter we used is the only explanation for Derrick Henry’s tattoos not being visible in the picture. We used that particular filter because it’s the same one we have used all year for our player of the week posts.”
It certainly seems like the SEC is trying to cover their own butts from the criticism.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to TMZ