Professional athletes and tattoos: Stephen A Smith doesn’t like the message it sends to broader audience

This has been one of the most talked about episodes of ESPN First Take this week. Sports analyst Stephen A. Smith is, as usual and as expected very opinionated. That's his job. This week he tackles the issue of tattoos among professional athletes when the Memphis Grizzlies decided to give away neck tattoos to fans in honor of James Johnson. Smith takes issue not only with the tattoos, but with the message it communicates. Watch this clip: The issue is not about the right to get them or wear them, but about the message it communicates to younger audiences and the potential impact. What do you think? Your Jersey Girlfriend, ~Angela Davis  

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