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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Friday, November 8

Nicolás Otamendi tattoo discourse

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Ramble of the Day

The world of football is a very rich one. As the world’s most popular sport, it provides us more than just fodder about wins and losses, good teams and bad. We learn a lot about cultures, and about individuals. Simply said: we end up with a lot of random items to discuss because they’re somehow related to this sport, and it’s a lovely gift.

That’s your cue, Nicolás Otamendi.

The discussion here doesn’t come from an entirely random source — we are still talking about a footballer — but we’re about to enter a conversation about something other than the sport. Just look at that tattoo (series of tattoos?)!

I’d imagine getting a tattoo of your favorite television show isn’t a new concept, but Otamendi’s choices are certainly unique ones. Off the bat, you’ve got to feel for Peaky Blinders a bit, getting the smallest amount of surface area despite the show providing some style inspiration.

I’ve never seen Peaky Blinders (or Vikings), so maybe the spacing is reasonable. Vikings gets a nicely sized chunk of his back, and I’m glad he labeled it because I probably wouldn’t have put that together. I suppose Otamendi really likes Breaking Bad because there’s a lot of Walter White there on his back.

Speaking of, that half image of Walter White on his right shoulder is an ... interesting choice. We’ve got an eye and a part of his mustache, but ... nothing else. It’s a bit creepy, but maybe that’s what he was going for.

One thing that isn’t up for debate, though, is that his tattoo(s) is (are) really well done. He found a very gifted artist to create it. I hope he passed the recommendation on to his tattoo-loving colleagues, friends, and Twitter followers. I also wonder if this is the same person that did the well done (but weird) chest animals.

tl;dr: Nicolás Otamendi likes Peaky Blinders, Vikings, and Breaking Bad so much he got tattoos dedicated to them.

Links of the Day

A police officer has been charged with the murder of former Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson in 2016.

Hibernian’s fans’ representative has resigned after “relentless” abuse from the team’s supporters towards the club and herself.

[in Spanish] Liga MX side Tijuana has partnered with Disney for a Star Wars kit.

Today’s longer read: Rory Smith on Bayern Munich’s changing status in Germany and Europe for The New York Times