(Reuters)Newcastle United fan Kris Cook was so convinced his club was going to win a first domestic trophy for nearly 70 years that he had a tattoo celebrating the fact on his leg.
The problem was Newcastle ended up losing 2-0 to Manchester United in Sunday's League Cup final at Wembley.
Cook had the popular club chant "Tell me ma me ma" complete with "NUFC Cup winners 26/02/23" etched on to his skin, but it proved somewhat premature as Newcastle's wait goes on.
"I asked the lass who does my tattoos: 'Can you put cup winners on my leg?'" he told the BBC.
"I think she was thinking it was a bad idea at the same time, but I got it done. I think my mam is still a little bit livid, my grandma, she went ballistic -- apart from that, all my pals think it's funny."
Asked by a BBC Radio Newcastle repor