In the latest turn in the great Alabama and Auburn football rivalry, Auburn fans have inundated Outkick the Coverage with an unexpected claim — that Alabama photoshopped a black man’s head onto a white man’s body to project greater university diversity in a graduation photo currently running on the front of ua.edu.
Is it true?
We report, you decide.
(Or more accurately, we put up a photo and you guys all zoom in as close as you can and attempt to determine whether or not this black man’s hands are too white to actually be his own).
Welcome to the greatest rivalry in all of sports.
Where even an innocuous photo on the front page of the university’s website is scrutunized for evidence of impermissible cheating.
I’m no photoshop expert, but it would be amazing if Alabama really did this.
Here’s another photo for y’all to scrutinize.
Just when you think that Alabama and Auburn can’t find anything more ridiculous to allege against each other, this happens.
God bless you state of Alabama, god bless you each and every single one.
Regardless of race, creed, religion, or football team, you’re all crazy.
If you happen to be the black man with white hands, or the white man with a black head, feel free, as always, to contact us here at Outkick the Coverage.
Because, after all, Journalism with a capital J, it’s what we do.
Alabama has already responded to the picture controversy:
Andy Rainey writes in an email that was forwarded to Outkick the Coverage:
“Thanks for your inquiry. I have spoken with our Photography department and have seen the original photos from this shoot, and I can assure you that no material alterations were made to this image other than routine global lightening. The student in question in the photo was absolutely not Photoshopped into the image.”