Mark Clattenburg gets tattoo of Champions League trophy

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The year 2016 hasn’t been great, for a variety of unfortunate reasons, but you won’t hear too many complaints from Mark Clattenburg.

The English referee has enjoyed a magnificent eight months.

Clattenburg refereed the FA Cup final between Manchester United and Crystal Palace, the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, and the Euro 2016 final between France and Portugal.


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Clattenburg has reached the top of his profession and, to celebrate, he’s only gone out and got a tattoo.

But not just any tattoo: a tattoo of, wait for it, the actual Champions League trophy - on his wrist.

Mark Clattenburg's new tattoo

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It seems Clattenburg is now addicted to football-related tattoos.

Somebody help the poor bloke.

He might regret this...

Surely no Premier League player will be able to take Clattenburg - the very definition of a ‘celebrity ref’, some might argue - seriously after this bizarre decision.

He’s bound to get some stick throughout the season, which gets underway next weekend, and will probably be forced to wear a long-sleeve shirt until the day he retires.

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