Footy fan mocked because tattoo of hero looks more like Phil Mitchell


A SCOTTISH football has been ridiculed after his tattoo is said to look more like Phil Mitchell from EastEnders than his hero.
An unidentified Hibs fan has become the butt of online jokes after his tattoo of the team’s captain David Gray was posted on social media.

The tattoo, on the top of the man’s left arm, has been created to celebrate the club’s Scottish Cup success, which they won for the first time in 114 years in May last year.


Facebook users compared the tattoo to Phil Mitchell


The tattoo reads: “Hibernian F.C Scottish Cup Winners,” and contains an image of the famous old trophy next to Hibs’ captain Gray, with his arm aloft as he runs away after scoring his injury-time header which won the cup.

The image was posted on Facebook to the Hibs fan page, ‘Hibernian Retro’, last night and has been liked nearly 150 times.

However, the historic tattoo hasn’t gone down as well as the owner would have hoped with users saying it looks like EastEnders’ hardman Phil Mitchell.

Other commenters have suggested it looks more like ‘Sloth’ from the Goonies or former Hibees’ manager, Mixu Paatelainen, whilst another had a go at the tattooed Gray’s short legs.

One user wrote: “Tattooist thought it would be funny to replace David Gray with Phil Mitchell.”

Another commented: “I thought it was Sloth from the Goonies.”

One added: “Looks like Mixu.”

One asked: “Who is it meant to be and what happened to his legs?”

Another asked: “Sloth from the Goonies scored the winner?”

Whilst another brutally added: “Probably the worst I’ve seen.”

Hibs won the Scottish Cup for the first time in 114 years last May when their Captain, David Gray scored a late header to beat Rangers 3-2.

Unsurprisingly, countless Hibs fans have paid tribute to the remarkable feat by getting celebratory tattoos.

Match-winner, Gray, is a popular choice and the famous pose where he drops to his knees after the final whistle has been inked on numerous fans.

The Leith team face Bonnyrigg Rose this Saturday at Tynecastle in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup as they look to defend their trophy.