Carlton Cole and Russell Brand commend West Ham fan on massive club tattoo

Carlton Cole

A West Ham fan has got a giant club emblem on his back.

The football fan is a strange breed of human. Normally tepid and placid people become raucous and boisterous opinion generators when it comes to their football club.

Some fans follow their team the length and breadth of the country, spending thousands on following 11 men on a football pitch around the UK.

Grown men cry, women shout themselves hoarse and children hear language not befitting of their age – being a football fan can be extreme.

Some fans of course take it more personally then others. One way of symbolising your passion for a specific club is to have their emblem permanently embroidered onto your body, with a club tattoo.

That is exactly what one West Ham fan has done, which has earned him the notice of a West Ham player and super fan.

West Ham striker Carlton Cole posted this picture on Twitter earlier today of a West Ham fan, and it is fair to say this is some fairly impressive inking.

Not long after and comedian and actor Russell Brand, a lifelong Hammer, joined in the chatter.

It seems both approved of the body art but then Cole pointed out a fact that will not leave the tattoo sporter in high spirits. West Ham are changing their emblem soon, meaning his tattoo will soon be out of date.

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