Fan Gets Clint Dempsey Neck Tattoo, and It's Awesome (Just Kidding, It's Awful)

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterAugust 12, 2013

Photo Credit: Not Match of the Day Twitter
Photo Credit: Not Match of the Day Twitter

A Seattle Sounders fan stepped into a tattoo parlor and kindly asked an artist to make sure nobody would ever take him seriously again. 

At least, that's what it looks like as the latest horrible sports tattoo hits the Internet. 

Ty Duffy of The Big Lead, via Steve DelVecchio of Larry Brown Sports, spotted the following tweet posted by Not Match of the Day. Let's all join together to mock this masterpiece. 

Even the tattoo version of Clint Dempsey doesn't want to be on this guy's neck. 

If you are looking for a proper reaction, this will do: 

We will go ahead and cut this fan a little bit of slack. You crazy sports fanatics are well within your rights to get team-centric tattoos. Hell, you can even destroy your neck for all we care. 

Do you really have to include tiny feet with the tattoo though?

Without the cleats, this is just a bad tattoo, but the addition of the awkward-looking shoes transports this from the land of the forgettable to that of images you will never forget. 

Good luck sleeping knowing this tiny Dempsey character is out there just waiting to feed on your dreams. 

For those uninitiated, Dempsey found his way back stateside as the Seattle Sounders used their third Designated Player spot to sign the star, who also captains the United States national team. 

Getting a player of Dempsey's quality is bound to cause an uproar, especially from such a spirited fanbase.   

The 30-year-old is an exciting player with whom MLS fans are well acquainted, but he makes for a horrible Mr. Potato Head. 

Of course, the Sounders faithful remains one of the more raucous sides in all of MLS. In many respects, they are some of the best fans in the entire league, always delivering an exciting and captivating spectacle for home games. 

That doesn't excuse horrible tattoos, though—even if you're Seattle superfan Lorin "Big Lo" Sandretzsky (according to Caught Offside). Any of you having a bad hair day, go ahead and feel better about your own plight by once again taking a gander at someone who decided to see their ridiculous idea out until the end. 

Don't worry, it's not like anyone looks at the neck area anyway. 


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