Devoted Bristol Rovers supporter will get tattoo of Joey Barton after crew’s promotion

A FOOTBALL FAN saved his promise of getting a tattoo of Bristol Rovers supervisor Joey Barton steering a wheel after having a bet along with his buddies.

Adam Purnell has adopted Bristol Rovers residence and away for a number of seasons and felt that their likelihood of promotion had gone final 12 months by Christmas.

The 42-year-old from Bristol pledged along with his mates in December that he would get a tattoo of Barton’s face if the facet acquired promoted to League One.

The tattoo commemorates Bristol Rovers promotion into League One. Credit score: Adam Purnell

In Could Adam felt that his wager was secure as Bristol Rovers wanted a 5 objective swing of their favour to take their place within the computerized promotion locations.

Nonetheless, the crew went on to thrash Scunthorpe 7-0, sending them forward of Northampton City and promoted to the following league.

Protecting his finish of the discount, chef Adam spent tons of of kilos and two hours within the chair at an area tattoo studio on Monday (25 JUL) having Barton completely inked on his thigh.

Adam shared a picture of his new inking on Twitter yesterday (TUE), writing: “At Christmas I stated I’d have a tattoo of Joey Barton on the wheel if he acquired us promoted pondering it wouldn’t occur.

“You proved me improper so right here it’s.”

The put up has attracted a blended response from fellow soccer followers on-line.

One stated: “Barton’s on the stern.”

One other wrote: “Find it irresistible.”

A 3rd replied: “Appears a cutie.”

Adam with his son Rhys
Adam and Rhys observe Bristol Rovers residence and away. Credit score: Adam Purnell

Nonetheless, one individual wrote: “Oh no.”

Whereas one other added: “Fortunately, it appears to be like nothing like Barton, so when he will get the boot for bringing the membership into disrepute for one thing like headbutting an OAP, or volleying a Spaniel, you may simply say it’s a pirate, consistent with your nickname.”

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Barton additionally responded to the put up, writing: “That’s insanity from you. #UTG.”

Talking right now (WED), Adam stated: “At Christmas time we by no means seemed like we’d get promoted and I simply stated if we get promoted I’m going to get Barton on the wheel tattooed.

“I didn’t suppose it will occur. I simply laughed about it. I by no means thought it will occur nevertheless it did.

“Nothing can beat that feeling of getting to win by seven objectives to go up and do it.

“I’d do it once more if it meant we went up.”

“I feel this season we might do alright, end mid-table so long as we play like we did final season with the eagerness and depth.”

Bristol Rovers start their 2022-23 marketing campaign in League One this Saturday at residence in opposition to Forest Inexperienced Rovers.