Sunderland fan gets huge tattoo of Paolo Di Canio’s knee-sliding celebration at victory over Newcastle

Screen shot of the picture doing the rounds on Twitter
Screen shot of the picture doing the rounds on Twitter
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A MYSTERY Sunderland fan who got a huge tattoo of Paolo Di Canio’s famous goal celebration on his shoulder has become an internet sensation.

Di Canio threw off the controversy surrounding his appointment and became a Black Cats hero overnight at Sunderland after Sunderland’s 3-0 win over Newcastle last season.

The Italian’s passionate celebrations won him the adoration of fans fed up with a disappointing season and fearful of relegation.

Now one fan’s dedication has social media buzzing as a picture does the rounds of his tattoo commemorating the Black Cats’ victory over Newcastle.

The design features the date and score with a monochrome image of Di Canio’s knee slide celebration.

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