A Collingwood fan has decided to make a permanent tribute to the Class of 2023 following the Pies’ premiership triumph on Saturday.
But a crucial mistake has been made and it may need to be rectified.
A clip of the Pies fan went viral after his mate, who was “10 cans deep” tattooed him following Saturday’s grand final celebrations.
The Magpie Army are in seventh heaven after Craig McRae’s side beat the Brisbane Lions by four points in a dramatic match at the sun-soaked MCG.
More than 100,000 supporters were in attendance and the celebration continued in the hours after the final siren, with fans turning out in droves to catch a glimpse of Darcy Moore’s side with the Premiership cup.
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But for one fan, he might wake up with regrets after getting “the most Collingwood tattoo ever” on his body.
A clip that has been circulating on TikTok shows the fan getting a new tattoo on his left arm, with a friend of Pies holding the tattoo needle.
“I think I did well for 10 cans, yes,” says the companion as he finishes the job.
Another friend in the background points out the mistake. The tattoo reads “Flagpies 2020” as opposed to “Flagpies 2023”.
“Did you make a zero instead of a three?” » says the Pies fan to his companion, who cannot contain himself.
Separately, Channel 7 revealed the grand final attracted the second largest audience of the year, with 4.98 million Australians watching on television, while 756,000 people tuned in on 7plus.
Fans turned out in droves for Collingwood Fan Day on Sunday afternoon
It is the most-watched TV show this year outside of the Women’s World Cup.
“It is the passion of supporters that elevates football from a sport to a unique spectacle that unites the nation,” Lewis Martin, head of sport at Seven, said in a statement.
“AFL is Australia’s number one winter sport, it’s a vital part of our DNA, and Seven’s expert commentary, insights and coverage showcase the entertainment and exceptional competition of the ‘AFL like no one else.’