Baltimore Ravens head Coach John Harbaugh spoke at the NFL Combine on Wednesday and he drew a lot of attention -- not so much for what he said, but for the ash cross on his forehead.
Harbaugh apparently came from an Ash Wednesday service straight to the Combine.
The reaction to the cross was almost immediate; some on Twitter wondering if he got into a fight, while the majority of people took note or complimented him for the religious display.
Harbaugh told reporters he was giving up chocolate and bread for Lent.
What’s on John Harbaugh’s forehead? Did he get into a tussle?— Will Homonnay (@WillHomonnay) February 18, 2015
John Harbaugh with ash on his forehead at the combine. Wonder what he's giving up. pic.twitter.com/9ijZbNuuiz— David P. Woods (@davidpwoods) February 18, 2015
Proud Catholic John Harbaugh sporting his Ash Wednesday ashes - he's giving up chocolate and bread for Lent!! pic.twitter.com/Kkl6zvGYlJ— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) February 18, 2015
John Harbaugh repping it Catholic-style on Ash Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/yCjFaaJTdi— Dan Hanzus (@DanHanzus) February 18, 2015
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Ravens coach John Harbaugh shows up on Ash Wednesday with appropriate mark on head and vow to give up bread and chocolate for lent.— Nick Fierro (@NickFierro) February 18, 2015