The 49ers starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick looks more like a prison inmate that an NFL quarterback, according to one sports columnist.
AOL Fanhouse's David Whitley wrote a column this week in which he bashed Kaepernick’s inked-up appearance, saying he looks like he “just got paroled.”
“Approximately 98.7 percent of the inmates at California’s state prison have tattoos,” Whitley estimated. “I’m also pretty sure less than 1.3 percent of NFL quarterbacks have tattoos. There’s a reason for that,” he wrote.
I don't see anything wrong with the comment. I've always said as much to anyone asking about tattoos. I associate them with criminals, bikers, porn stars and other people who want to look intimidating.
This view is especially common in Asia where in places like Japan they openly discriminate against people with tattoos because they feel having tattooed people around creates an uncomfortable environment for families.