He was the only Englishman to reach the finals of this year’s Champions League and Euro 2016 tournaments, and referee Mark Clattenburg seems very keen to remind everyone of the fact.
Despite the fact the finals were broadcast to million and were no doubt Sky+’ed by MC, he’s made the achievements even more permanent… in the form of a pair of tattoos of each trophy.
The ink was revealed by Clattenburg’s tattoo artist, who wrote on social media: “It’s not every day you get to tattoo the world’s top football referee.”
Mark Clattenburg has just inked his arms with the finals he reffed this year. That's unforgivable! ? pic.twitter.com/jJZzJM8zjM
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) August 3, 2016
Clattenburg’s Euro 2016 tattoo is so detailed it even features the trademark symbol. Now that’s authenticity.
Next season when Clats brandishes a card the offending player will instantly be reminded of the ref’s sporting achievements. Any England international will no doubt feel a sting of regret at their terrible Euro 2016 showing.
Twitter, naturally, has had a field day with #ClatsTats. Could you imagine David Elleray doing this?! Here are some of the very best responses to his new ink…
How do I unsee the Mark Clattenburg pictures?
— Mike Anstead (@mike_anstead) August 3, 2016
If you were to make a list of people unable to pull off a tattoo on their wrist, Mark Clattenburg would be number 1. pic.twitter.com/PKMh7Xtn8V
— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) August 3, 2016
Mark Clattenburg is pure school librarian telling you to stop throwing books out of the window.
— Josh Oates (@MesutOatesil) August 3, 2016
This Mark Clattenburg thing is a joke right? ?
— Lucy Vaughan (@Urban_Goose) August 3, 2016
Just when you thought you couldn't hate Clattenburg any more, you see the tattoo on his arm…
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) August 3, 2016