Issued on: 06/12/2021 – 19:16Modified: 06/12/2021 – 19:14
Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (AFP) – Recent off successful the Brazilian league title for the primary time in 50 years, soccer membership Atletico Mineiro gave its followers free tattoos Monday to have a good time.
A whole bunch of followers lined up within the rain within the membership’s hometown, the southeastern metropolis of Belo Horizonte, to get one among 4 designs immortalized on the physique a part of their selection.
Organizers introduced in some 30 tattoo artists to place ink to pores and skin on the MRV Area, the champions’ under-construction new house, providing a choose menu of choices: an image of the trophy; a rooster, the membership’s mascot; the phrases “The Rooster Received”; or a drawing of the world.
“I’ve a rooster in my coronary heart, and now I’ve received one on my arm,” stated 73-year-old pensioner Terezinha das Gracas, proudly displaying off her new tattoo.
Some die-hards even lined up in a single day to make sure to get one of many 1,000 tattoos on provide.
Organizers requested followers to donate one kilogram (2.2 kilos) of meals to charity in alternate for the tattoos.
The occasion was sponsored by building firm MRV, based by Rubens Menin, one among a gaggle of benefactors who lent Atletico Mineiro cash at zero curiosity to allow the membership to signal a collection of star gamers.
The group clinched the second league title within the membership’s historical past Thursday with a 3-2 win over Bahia, claiming the championship for the primary time since 1971, with two matches to spare.
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