OMG wait, they knew how you felt about it and went ahead and did it? How could they
A. In reality, you don't have to agree with it, it doesn't matter, the judgment on how he chooses to display his pride isn't needed. However he choses to do so is he prerogative.
B. At the end of the day, the only reason we know of the guy is because he's on a team that we love and we should all not forget the whole reason he's even on board: get to opposing quarterbacks and help us win games
. The dude can wear a dress all day long, wear pink shoulder pads and prance around the field. At the end of the day, if he can ball, thats all I care about and thats all that matters IRL.
Sometimes I feel like people get wrapped up in player's lives when in reality, we don't know diddly squat about them. Don't place judgment on him just because you don't agree with something he did. It doesn't have to make sense to you, he's the only person it matters to. If he got it, say because he joined Omega and his dad was also a Brother that also had a brand, then his dad passed away and that was his sign of respect and honor to his dad. Would you still pass judgment like that?
It doesn't matter if there are other ways of showing respect, pride, solidarity et al, because thats the way he chose to. The tattoo example was a great one, and one that I was thinking about it. Nowadays, many, MANY people have tattoos. Meanwhile, it wasn't too long ago that people were sitting around and had to give each other Indian tattoos with ink and a sewing needle because it wasn't accepted by the general public.
At the end of it all, give it up and just root for the guy to level Fitzpatrick on opening day.
**FTR, I have no brandings, tattoos, piercings or anything of the like, but I still don't pass judgment on people that choose to do these things. Its just another way to share a passion with the world on the one and only thing that no one can every take from us, which is our bodies.