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NewsScotland fan honours pledge to get Coldplay song title tattooed on bottom

Scotland fan honours pledge to get Coldplay song title tattooed on bottom

A BRAVE Scotland supporter has had his bottom tattooed with the title of a Coldplay song after footballer Chris Martin scored a late winner.

Callum Strang, 22, tweeted his disgust at Gordon Strachan’s decision to bring the striker Martin off the bench in the closing stages as Scotland chased a winning goal against Slovenia.

The landscape gardener from North Queensferry, Fife, wrote: “Chris Martin coming on. Strachan playing for a draw again. If he scores the winner I’ll get Viva la Vida tattooed on my a**e #Coldplay.”


Callum stayed true to his word and got the tattoo


And after being booed onto the pitch by the Hampden Park crowd, Martin managed to fire home a late winner in the 88th minute.

Callum then tweeted: “Ah well that’s the a**e getting inked then eh,” and today he followed through on his promise.

In front of his laughing colleagues and boss, who had decided to start work later, Callum got the words: “Chris Martin, Viva La Vida, 1-0, 26/03/17,” on his right bumcheek.

Speaking today after being tattooed at the Crossroads Tattoo Studio, in Dunfermline, Fife, Callum said: “It was painful, it nipped a bit, but i’m surprised by how happy I am with it.


The 22-year-old admitted the tattoo “nipped a bit” but was better than he expected

“It looks smart and i’ve got writing on my calf in the same style so it fits in with that quite well.

“The tattoo studio were good enough to do it for free and the boss and my colleagues came to lend their support or laugh, one of the two.


The finished article included the date of the match, when Callum posted his tweet


“I certainly won’t be putting any strikers with long names on Twitter now anyway.

“If he scores a hat-trick against England I might have to get his portrait down my back.”

Scotland kept their slim qualification hopes for the World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Slovenia at Hampden Park thanks to Martin’s late goal.

Gordon Strachan’s men now look forward to a clash on June 10 against group leaders England, who won the reverse fixture 3-0 last November at Wembley.

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