After winning an unprecedented German treble with Bayern Munich last season, Jupp Heynckes is utterly revered among fans of the Bavarian side. In fact, a Danish postman holds the recently-retired coach in such high regard that he decided to have his 68-year-old face tattooed on his calf.
Twenty-six year old Niklas Dini spent €200 getting an astonished version of the manager's face inked onto him, along with the message "Danke Jupp" ("Thank you Jupp"), the club motto "Mia san mia" (which roughly translates to the title of the Ke$ha classic "we are who we are") and a large star proclaiming his status as a record breaker.
When German newspaper Bild asked him why he had the tattoo of a face that looks like it could belong on a pasta sauce bottle tattooed on his body, he simply said:
"He is a very special coach. This is my way of saying thank you. "
Pep, it's now up to you to earn the real estate on Dini's left calf. No pressure.
The Dane has plenty of other Bayern-themed tattoos, including a DFB Pokal, a Champions League trophy and Bundesliga shield floating through space on on his arm, various footballs with wings on them and the words "FC Bayern" on his chest. He also has 23 stars inked on his body for each of Die Roten's Bundesliga titles.
It's an impressive array of body art, but not quite as impressive as the man with the giant back tatto of angry Jurgen Klopp.
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