The New England Revolution debuted a brand new crest on Thursday. Though the beloved Crayon Flag will stay for the remainder of the 2021 season, a brand new crest will take heart stage as soon as the playoffs conclude. This implies new advertising and marketing and merchandise.
One place the place the Crayon Flag will stay is Mike McColgan’s calf, and he’s greater than okay with that.
McColgan bought the unique Revs mark tattooed after the team’s amazing comeback against the Portland Timbers in 2019. With the Revolution down 2-0, McColgan promised to get a tattoo if his workforce salvaged some extent. Late targets by Gustavo Bou and Carles Gil resulted in a 2-2 remaining scoreline.
A person of his phrase, McColgan went to Derek Farrow of Basic Tattoos in Jacksonville to get the work performed. Though he admits many Florida residents don’t get the reference, he nonetheless loves the tattoo.
“Dwelling in Jacksonville, there aren’t a ton of oldsters round that discover it, however the few people that do acknowledge say they’ve seen it in FIFA earlier than,” McColgan instructed The Bent Musket. “Loads of fellow Revs followers have complimented it each time I’m going to a sport, and there have been some laughs from Revs Twitter people who bear in mind once I promised to get it throughout that Portland sport in 2019.”
McColgan appears to be like on the tattoo as a reminder of all of the recollections he’s cast at video games, tailgates, or just on Twitter. He’s lengthy represented the workforce by means of his attire, so he was completely happy to do one thing extra everlasting.
The tattoo will now function a relic of the early years of the membership since it’ll quickly get replaced. This has stirred up some blended emotions for McColgan, who truly likes the brand new design.
“I believe the design is sharp and if it was for an enlargement workforce, or a secondary brand I’d haven’t any complaints,” McColgan mentioned. “That being mentioned, I hate that the Crayon Flag goes away and have a bitterness in the direction of the brand new one. We’ll by no means see a star over the Crayon Flag throughout a sport and that breaks my coronary heart.”
The Revs after all have a protracted method to go earlier than they earn a star to place over their crest. In the event that they do gather the final word prize, McColgan may return to the tattoo store.
“I don’t plan on getting it tattooed right now, no matter this season’s consequence,” McColgan defined. “I used to be planning on getting a star over the Crayon Flag if it the Revs had been to win. You by no means know although.”