Today’s unfortunate photo/headline placement

Several readers tipped me off to this front page photo and headline from Sunday’s The State. I’ve asked Mark Lett, executive editor of the Columbia, S.C., paper, if it’s much ado about nothing, or if the layout should have been reconsidered. (Here’s how Deadspin cropped it.)

UPDATE: “Yes, the design-headline juxtaposition is unfortunate,” the editor writes in an email. “Certainly, no offense was intended.”