This Is What Mario Williams Posted On Instagram
The same week as Aaron Hernandez was charged with first-degree murder and released by the New England Patriots, division rival Mario Williams posted a photoshopped Instagram photo of Hernandez that is sure to enliven the division rivalry.
Williams, the Buffalo Bills defensive end, went on the offensive this week when he posted a photo on the social media site of a tattooed character in a white tank top, brandishing a handgun. Hernandez's head was photoshopped on the image.
Check out the "Grand Theft Auto: New England" photo here: http://instagram.com/p/bEyXDGJy9-/
In related news, social media sites have been ripe with "Hernandezing" photos. The opposite of "Tebowing," the new Internet fad has people posting photos of themselves — or even their children — with T-shirts awkwardly pulled over their arms just like Hernandez was wearing when he was arrested.
On Wednesday, Hernandez was charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, as well as five other firearms charges. His name has also been linked to an unsolved double homicide that took place last year.
The local morning radio comic in Denver posted something similar (edited the image of Hernandez' arrest in Photoshop to add a caption). I know it's the internet, and I know it's a public figure. I am the opposite of uptight in terms of humor, despite my fairly conservative social views. But this is a murder. Someone's son, brother, friend is dead, and someone else's fiance, nephew, teammate may be in jail for life. That's not funny.