Denver Broncos linebacker Shane Ray has gotten himself into trouble with the team's faithful.
A native of Kansas City, he wanted to get a tattoo that reflected his pride in his home town — which no reasonable Coloradan would begrudge.
Problem is, the final collage includes the logo of the Kansas City Chiefs, one of the Broncos' oldest and fiercest rivals.
Here's the original Instagram post showing off the new ink.
Shout out to @kattatgirl for killing my back piece. She took the idea I had for my city and finessed lol Everyone knows how I feel about being from Kansas City Mo and that's real pride. As always I represent "The Town" for everyone that is salty because I take pride in the city that made me who I am today, you weren't with me then and I won't bother me if your not there now #56nightscrazy #Kc #5? #KatTat
Shockingly enough, Ray got a social-media-sized earful from unhappy Broncos fans about the KC arrowhead.
The response prompted an Instagram explanation meant to calm the waters.
Still, one sure way to get back into the good graces of Denver loyalists would be to add some of that orange and blue Ray bleeds to his body canvas.
And fortunately, we can help.
If you consider Elvis Presley wearing a Broncos uniform or a kneeling Tim Tebow to qualify as unusual, that is.
And that's not to mention the tat that actually features the words "I Bleed Orange and Blue," complete with simulated droplets that prove it.
Join Shane Ray (we hope) in checking out images from both galleries below.
Continue to see more memorable Broncos tattoos.
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