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Fan gets shirt tattoo in tribute to Escobar

World of Sport

One fanatical football supporter has made the ultimate tribute to assassinated Colombia international Andres Escobar - by having the defender's shirt tattooed all over his body.

Felipe Alvarez was just nine years old when Escobar was murdered by a man connected with Colombian gambling syndicates after he scored an own goal against USA at the 1994 World Cup.

Tributes are paid to the late defender every year on the anniversary of his death, especially at Atletico Nacional, where he spent most of his career.

However, 25-year-old Alvarez has taken those tributes to a whole new level by having Escobar's shirt - complete with squad number - tattooed on his torso, shoulders and arms.  

With all those green stripes to fill in, it must have cost him a few pesos. Perhaps he should have got the sponsor's name across his chest too to help with the cost.

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It might have been about this time that Alvarez was beginning to regret his decision.

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Check out this loving attention to detail.

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Past the halfway mark. No turning back now!

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Whatever you do, don't go over the lines.

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Finished!

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Alvarez's efforts are rewarded with a presentation on matchday by Atletico legend and former team-mate of Escobar, Victor Hugo Aristazabal.

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Now fully kitted out, Alvarez leads the tributes to Escobar.

Watch a video of Alvarez's tattoo tribute here

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