Hockey fan gets Gary Bettman tattoo on butt, fulfilling vow

Daylen Hopkins is a hockey fan on Twitter, and a bold one at that.

Back in February, Hopkins couldn’t believe that the Chicago Blackhawks and the Los Angeles Kings were mortal. So he made a bold prediction for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, tweeting the following:

That’s a whole lotta hubris right there.

Then, a funny thing happened: The Blackhawks and the Kings both lost in the opening round, to the St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks, respectively.

Even funnier: “SlayIen” is a man of his word.

From the official Kickstarter page:

Back in late February, I made a regrettable tweet which said "I'll get Gary Bettman's face tattooed on my ass if Chicago and LA both get bounced in the first round." I am a man of my word so, I'm raising this money partly for the tattoo but mostly for KidSportBC which helps underprivileged youth play sports.

Let it never be said that Daylen doesn’t follow through on a wager.

On Wednesday night, Gary Bettman’s face was tattooed on his backside:

No, your eyes don’t deceive you:

Isn’t it possible that, like, people would have just forgotten this vow? That he could have gone on with life without having to get NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman tattooed on him?

“I'm a man of my word,” said Hopkins in an email. “When it all actually happened I thought, ‘well, you gotta do it now.’"

Well, sure.

Now that Bettman has a permanent place on Hopkins – leading to what we imagine will be some awkward moments in gym showers and intimate settings – one has to wonder what the commissioner himself thinks about this honor.

“I don't know if he'll be proud, but I do hope he sees it,” said Hopkins. “This tattoo is probably the most people will ever laugh about Gary Bettman in a non ‘I hate Gary Bettman’ way.”

Well there’s a bright side to what’s now on his backside…