This sexy tattoo of Aaron Rodgers in a jockstrap has homophobes freaking out

Tattoo artist Alisha Rice had no idea that her latest work of art would inspire such a strong response from people.

The tattoo, which Rice shared on her Instagram page last week, depicts Green Bay Packer Aaron Rodgers gripping a football while dressed in a crop top and jock strap.

The caption on the post reads: “You aren’t a #GreenBay fan, until you are an #AaronRodgers in a jockstrap pinup tattoo wearing fan.”

Within minutes of posting the picture, Rice received an onslaught of homophobic responses.

“What I’m tarnation is this gay ass sh*t?” one person wrote. “This is what y’all do up in Wisconsin? Don’t even look like his face and that helmet is severely f*cked. This some homo ass sh*t.”

“Aaron should confiscate this gay guys arm,” another person said. “Not cool.”

“This is gay,” someone else wrote. “Screw this fan.”

But it doesn’t stop there.

“The gayest tattoo ever,” another person added. “I’m sure A rod don’t want this shit on anyone??”

“Not cool!” someone else remarked. “By trying to say Aaron rodgers gay! Not cool!”

“Youre f*cking retarded,” another commenter wrote. “No fragile masculinity here, i just think the tattoo is ugly. and pathetic. and many other words.”

Rice responded to one troll by writing, “Your hate is unwelcome here. Being heterosexual doesn’t give the right to name call people that are different from you. #meninshoulderpadsandtightNotsogay?”

She followed that up with another Instagram post, writing:

I’d like to to thank the Internet and the bloggers that brought homophobic football fans and armchair tattoo critiques to my door. I am happy with the results and so is the client. You may not understand why someone would want a hunky football player tattoo, but tattooing is personal. This tattoo is a celebration of identity, home, and team. That’s it! Hate and bigotry are not welcome here.

Related: Five Reasons We Wish Aaron Rodgers Were Actually Gay