Marshawn Lynch has gotten in trouble in the recent past, when the Seattle Seahawks running back grabbed his own crotch, reports the Inquisitr. Lynch was fined $20,000 for the crotch grab, reports ESPN, with Marshawn’s actions being viewed as an obscene gesture after Lynch scores touchdowns, ones that caused the NFL vice president of officiating, Dean Blandino, to warn the team to never let Marshawn’s crotch grab happen again.
Due to the NFL’s stance on Lynch’s crotch grab actions, sports fans found it ironic to find a “Seattle Seahawks 2014 NFC Champions Framed 20” x 24” Collage with Piece of Game-Used Football — Limited Edition of 100″ print selling on the NFL Shop website, one that featured a Marshawn Lynch crotch grab photo pretty prominently in the bottom left-hand of the photo collage.
With a price of $149.95 each, the framed collectible photo that celebrates the Seattle Seahawks as the 2014 NFC Champions is all sold out and out of stock, according to the NFL Shop, which provided a detailed description of the photo that included Lynch that it sold.
“Each piece comes designed with five photographs, a team logo, and a piece of game-used football, all framed in black wood. It measures 23.5” x 27.5” x 1” and is ready to hang in any home or office. The product is officially licensed by the National Football League. This collectible is a limited edition of 100.”
- Made in the USA
- Made of wood and paper
- Measures approximately 20″ x 24″
- Fanatics Authentic Presented by Mounted Memories
- High-quality graphics
- Officially licensed
Meanwhile, the Internet is reporting about the hypocrisy of the NFL for fining Marshawn Lynch $20k for grabbing his crotch and turning around and profiting off of the same penalty-bringing move, says USA Today Sports For The Win. With 100 of the controversial prints selling for $149.95 each, that’s $1,499.50 that the NFL grossed in sales — and perhaps a lot more that any enterprising eBay sellers of the Lynch crotch grab photos can bring in, although no listings appear for sale as of this writing.
In the wake of the NFL proposing a hefty fine on Marshawn Lynch for his infamous crotch grab gesture, one wonders if the NFL will revoke the fine now that their own hypocrisy has been exposed on sites from Deadspin to Reddit, or if they will let the matter die out in time. No matter what, those 100 photos sold from the NFL Shop could probably fetch a lot more than $150 each on the resale market.
[Image of Marshawn Lynch crotch-grab photo via NFL Shop]