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Future Embarrassment.

August 25th, 2009 by

Hey, no offense sports fans, but you have to admit that there are a lot of crazy fools amidst your ranks.  Some people somehow manage to take what should just be a game and blow it way, way out of proportion.  Things tend to get even more intense when you mix tattooing with what is arguably one the most out of hand fan bases in sports: football (or as it’s called in North America, “soccer”) fans.

I really don’t think too many people will argue that soccer has some seriously crazy fans.  Anytime you watch a sport where people get beaten up and sometimes even killed at matches…well, you know you’re dealing with something a little unpredictable.  Need further proof?

How about Kirk Bradley, a 25-year-old obsessive Manchester City Football Club fan who recently had a Manchester City tattoo done on his right shoulder.  No big deal, getting a tattoo of your favourite sports team, is it?  Well, how about if you get a tattoo of your favourite sports team which gives them credit for a championship that they have yet to win?  Getting crazier?  I think so.

Bradley’s right shoulder is now adorned with the image of the Champions League trophy, along with the words “Manchester City – Champions League Winners 2011”.  As Bradley puts it:

“I really believe we have the quality and the ambition to do it.  All my mates think I’m crazy, but I don’t care. At least no one can doubt that I am a true fan.”

I guess he’s right: no one can doubt that he’s a true fan.  Many people however, can and will doubt that he is a lot of other things.  When asked what he’ll do if Manchester doesn’t clinch the Champions League in 2011, Bradley responded with:

“I don’t even want to think about.”

No offense dude, but you’re going to be thinking about it for the rest of your life if they don’t win.  Not only that, but it will be a hundred times worse than if they had just lost and you didn’t have the tattoo to begin with.  Every time you look at that shoulder of yours it will transport you back to the day when your dreams were shattered, all over again.  And again.  And again.  That’s why getting a tattoo without thinking it through first is a really stupid idea, kids.

Maybe Manchester will pull it off and Kirk Bradley will end up having a very prognostic piece of tattoo work.  Maybe, but it still would have been a better idea to wait and see what happens before committing to such a thing.  Live and learn, I guess.

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