Monday 23 October 2017

Die-hard Manchester United fan gets Liverpool crest tattooed on his leg – but it’s all for a good cause

Mia Tate is suffering from acute myeloid leukaemia
Mia Tate is suffering from acute myeloid leukaemia
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

Liverpool and Manchester United is one of the Premier League’s fiercest rivalries – but this fan has put it all to one side for a good cause.

Diehard United supporter Wayne Ryan had the Liverpool crest tattooed on his leg to raise funds for a four-year-old girl who suffers from acute myeloid leukaemia.

The 33-year-old said he “felt sick” while the ink touched his leg but he kept in mind young cancer victim, Mia Tate.

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“I haven’t even got a United tattoo, my friends are all calling me mad but they have kids and they realise it is for a really important purpose.

“You wouldn't catch me putting an LFC shirt on for one minute so this was a big deal but Mia’s family are really grateful for me doing it,” he told the Liverpool Echo.

So far, he has raised around €3,330 for Mia’s family.

He also added that he would welcome any rich United fan who wants to come in and offer €100,000 to get the tattoo removed.

The artist responsible for Wayne’s new tattoo is a Liverpool fan, who told him he was going to make it “hurt as much as possible” beforehand.

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