Tiger Woods had the mugshot heard ’round the world when he was arrested on suspicion of DUI, with the former world No. 1 transforming into a meme almost overnight. But people getting jokes off on Twitter weren’t the only ones to alter Woods’ image, because it looks like ESPN got caught red-handed cleaning up Woods’ mugshot.
As a few people were happy to point out on Twitter, the crazy-haired Tiger from his mugshot looked a little tamer in ESPN’s Sportscenter sidebar.
— Geoff Shackelford (@GeoffShac) May 29, 2017
A variety of explanations were offered for the move, and how you feel about it probably depends on how you feel about ESPN. There were a lot of people who were quick to claim ESPN was trying to protect Woods—who has always helped drive the conversation about golf even when he’s not playing—while others chalked it up to a common graphic design decision.
— Mike Marley (@MarleyToGo) May 29, 2017
— Marco (@Anto4799) May 30, 2017
— Brett Carroll (@TheBrettCarroll) May 30, 2017
— Gerald Schiavoni (@GrittyNomNom) May 30, 2017
— Tiffany Beth (@WebsiteAngel) May 29, 2017
If this were actually a case of ESPN trying to hide Woods’ slovenly appearance in the picture, it’d be easy to rake them over the…