What is it with City fans and tattoos ?
If they’re not getting Rooney and Kaka inked all over them, then they’re celebrating winning a competition they didn’t even qualify for.
The latest comedy installment from the circus that is the City faithful, comes thanks to a bet with a United fan.
This gem of a story dropped through my letter box yesterday in the form of my local paper The Stretford and Urmston Messenger:
“MORE than bragging rights are on the line for two Trafford men in the fight for Premiership supremacy.
“United fan Paul Madden and City fanatic Anthony Ward -known as ‘Rodney’ – bet each other over which club would finish highest – with the loser getting the other club’s crest tattooed on his chest.
“Watching City play Spurs on the opening day of the season, what started as usual bar-room banter soon became a crazy gamble.
“Paul, a 24-year-old BT employee, said: “We had a few beers, things escalated and it got a bit out of hand, but we couldn’t go back on our word.”
“Heating engineer Rodney, 24, was confident after Roberto Mancini’s summer spending spree, and despite recent history accepted the challenge.
“I got a bit cocky, and it looks like it’s going to backfire,” he said.
The tattoo must remain unaltered for a month, but Rodney hopes an FA Cup semi-final win will ease his and City’s pain.
“Knowing City we’ll beat United and then lose in the final!” he said.
“The Urmston pair’s extraordinary forfeit has attracted huge interest, which they are using to host a charity night for Christie’s at their local, the Garrick’s Head, in May.”
With United ten points ahead of City and only eight games left to play, then barring a miracle it looks as though yet another City fan will be wearing a tattoo they wish they weren’t.
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