The mark of the stoopid

Saturday, 30 January 2010 ·

Some men who are in love tattoo the name of their loved one on their arm to show their devotion, others may tattoo the name "Mum" then their are others who are so devoted to their football team that they get the badge of their loyally supported club emblazoned on their chest even if the wife thinks its nothing more than a pubescent act.  But there is one man that has gone even further than this.  His name is Chris Atkinson and he supports Man City.
When news broke out of Man City's audacious bid to sign Kaka for £100 million, Mr Atkinson was so overwhelmed with excitement, he decided to add the name of
the silky-skilled Brazilian (let's not confuse this with that other type of Brazilian) to his chest before Kaka opted to sign for Spanish giants, Real Madrid instead.  Sensible decision: it rains a bit too too much in Manchester.  Not to be deterred, the part-time Hollyoaks actor (probably says a lot about his state of mind, doesn't it?) had a long, but not too long, think and came up with the obvious choice: adding the name of Robinho to his already considerable tapestry of tattooes.
Now, far be it from me to judge, but there is nothing wrong with marking oneself with the name of a loved one or one's team.  It shows a devotion few are able to match.  But the (very) single Mr Atkinson has possibly just taken things a little too far with this act of devotion.  I wonder what his friends said to him when he brought up the subject in the pub over a quiet pint.  Oh, to be a fly on the wall!  Bet it wasn't a quiet pint for long.

Graham Matheson


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