Fan who got Conor Coady tattoo ‘loves it’ despite star branding him ‘crazy’
A Wolves fan who got defender Conor Coady's face tattooed on his leg insists he loves it – despite the England star branding him "crazy".
Ahead of England's clash with Wales on October 8, Ashley Stain, 21, boldly announced on Twitter that if the centre back – who has never scored in the Premier League – bagged a goal, he would celebrate with a tattoo.
It took the Wolves skipper 53 minutes on his second ever appearance for the national side to double England's lead at Wembley.
Ashley stayed true to his word, and told Daily Star Online: "I absolutely love it!
"I'd never been to Creative Chaos before but the artist designed it and showed it to me in the week before I got there.
"My family think it's very good and it'll be a good story.
"Conor's brother messaged me first saying that he had a lot of people telling him about it."
Dominic Calvert-Lewin told he's no Robbie Fowler – but Everton are made to get him goals
His original tweet had read: "If Coady scores for @England tomorrow I'll get his face tattooed on my leg. Come on Coads."
It was liked 18,000 times.
Ashley said: "He hasn't had a shot in two years and I don't think he's scored in four so I never expected it to happen but it just had to happen and true to my word, there he is."
The player himself even sent Ashley a direct video message thanking him for his support but admitted he thinks he is crazy.
Coady said: "Hi Ashley how are you mate?
"A million people have sent me your tweet from the other day regarding your tattoo and I know you're a massive Wolves fan but I just wanted to drop you a little message just to say thank you so much for your support.
"It really goes a long way, honestly.
"It would be great to see the finished article when it's finished even though I do think you're crazy, but thank you so much mate, it really means a lot, cheers."
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opens up on Bruno Fernandes' attitude after Man Utd's Tottenham thrashing
Not one to back down from a promise, Ashley travelled from his Isle of Wight home to Willenhall, West Midlands, where a tattoo artist who saw the tweet told him he would do it for free.
Ashley could not wait to get comfortable for his 8am booking at Creative Chaos on Friday where his social media joke became reality.
After six hours the artwork was complete, much to Ashley's delight.
Ashley let the artist choose the design of the defender captain posing pensively in a grey Wolves shirt decorated with the three lions from England's crest.
Even the Wolverhampton Wanderers Twitter account responded to the tattoo, recycling a clip of Coady at a photoshoot, saying: "I love that. It's beautiful."
Source: Read Full Article