Rex Ryan's Tattoo Sparks Twitter Jokes; People Mock Jets Head Coach's Mark Sanchez Ink

on January 04 2013 8:35 PM
Rex Ryan's controversial tattoo
Rex Ryan's tattoo of a woman, presumed to be his wife Michelle Ryan, in a Mark Sanchez No. 6 jersey has people confused -- and laughing -- on Twitter. twitter.com/Rachel__Nichols

People have plenty to say about Rex Ryan’s new body art, exchanging quips back and forth on Twitter.

The New York Jets head coach fled the Big Apple’s cold weather to catch some warm rays in the Bahamas and subsequently show off his new ink this week, the New York Daily News reported.

Ryan was photographed Thursday sporting a tattoo of a woman, who is presumed to be his wife Michelle Ryan, wearing a green jersey with Mark Sanchez’s No. 6 on it.

Some have said the figure appears to be “Tebowing,” a crouch made famous by Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow while he was a member of the Denver Broncos during the 2011-12 season.

The Jets had a less-than-stellar 2012-13 season, to put it mildly, with starting quarterback Sanchez catching the brunt of the criticism for the team’s poor performance -- so it perplexed most people when they heard that Ryan had decided to get a tattoo of his wife wearing a Sanchez jersey.

While some people took to Twitter to comment about the strange tattoo by just reiterating what kind of ink Ryan got on his left arm and then adding a question mark, others decided to share quips about the coach’s latest body art.

@JimDayTV joked, “I don’t know what the big deal is with Rex Ryan’s tattoo, I have a tat on my arm of Piecoro posing in nothing but a Votto jersey.”

@michelleisawolf tweeted, “Rex Ryan's tattoo choices are as good as his quarterback choices,” and then added in a different tweet, “Rex Ryan has a tattoo of a woman wearing a Sanchez jersey, giving an even grosser meaning to the term Dirty Sanchez.”

@dfiregirl4 quipped: “So Rex Ryan has a tattoo of a woman with a Mark Sanchez jersey on. That explains why he's been playing Sanchez instead of Tebow.”

@katiebakes tweeted, “When I saw someone say Rex Ryan had a tat of his wife in a Sanchez jersey I thought it was just Jets Mad Libs.”

@apresha posted, “So am I the only one that thinks Rex Ryan's #tattoo looks like Kim Possible in a #Jets jersey?”

@michaelpilla wrote, “Jimmy Kimmel on Rex Ryan's tattoo: 'Mike Tyson is laughing at Rex Ryan's tattoo right now.'"

Ryan hasn’t spoken about the tattoo, but instead cursed at a reporter when he realized a shutterbug had snapped pictures of his ink, the Daily News reported.

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