The Crucified Christ imagery, and quite often the Christ story (Being There, The Iron Giant, The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, etc ...) has been used quite often in art, literature, movies, photography, and all that.
Offense is your choice.
I am sort of with Odie on this one. It is overt, heavy handed, and sloppy. All it gets from me is a "meh."
Allegory is one thing. Even The Green Mile was an allegory of Christ. But straight blasphemy is quite another. But as was said, the reason why idiots get away with this is because Christians won't riot and kill ambassadors over this.
I've actually paid attention to sports this year...more then ever. NCAA, NFL and MLB. One of my "jobs" is marketing for a sports bar and restaurant. I still am not really a sports fan, yet I am more...