🔴👑🎨 A Work of Art: Manchester United fan reveals tattoo of icon Eric Cantona
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🔴👑🎨 A Work of Art: Manchester United fan reveals tattoo of icon Eric Cantona

An avid Manchester United fan has finally revealed a completed three-year-in-the-making tattoo paying tribute former player Eric Cantona.

The fan in question is postman Jamie Wright who had a tattoo of The Art of The Game with the original painting being on exhibition at the National Football Museum.

Manchester-based artist Michael Browne's impression of the work of art is based on The Resurrection - a 15th Century painting by Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca.

Former legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson; players David Beckham and the Neville brothers also make an appearance in the painting.


Browne told BBC News: "It's brilliant. Art imitating life, life imitating art, it goes round and round. It looks great. It's a good reproduction of the painting."

Wright also added: "Eric, from a United fan's perspective, is an icon. It's something I've thought about for years and years. This is going to be on me for life.

"I get compliments off other fans, not just United fans, City fans, Liverpool fans. Don't think I've had a Leeds one yet and I don't expect to!"

Wright was fortunate enough to have his all-time icon comment on the tattoo via Instagram and Wright was beside himself.

Wright said: "I can't put that into words. It was emotional. I've watched him play. It meant a lot."

The tattoo artist Jonny Firth, from Sorry Mum Studio, briefly said: "It was a very, very fun piece to do."

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