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Former Leeds United boss pays for fans' tattoo

09 May 2018

The City boss stumped up £80 to help Kevin Tomlinson keep his promise to get Monk's face tattooed on his backside if Birmingham could beat the Cottagers. Monk's men won the game 3-1, securing another season in the Championship for Birmingham and dashing Fulham's hopes of automatic promotion on the final day of the season, and as a result Tomlinson will now boast some rather unusual football-related body art.

The Whites needed to better Cardiff's result against Reading, which finished in a draw, but instead fell to first-half goals from Lukas Jutkeiwicz and Harlee Dean that ensured Birmingham's safety. "They want to see commitment and fight and then, on top of that, they want to see some quality, and we had that".

The supporter, Shane Cuzick, posted a fundraising link on Twitter in the hope that some fellow Blues fans might help fund the weird and embarrassing tattoo, but Monk himself saw the post and donated £80 to reach the £100 target.

In the build-up to the final fixture, Birmingham supporter Kevin Tomlinson promised to get Monk's face tattooed on his rear end if the club managed to pull off an unlikely victory against Fulham.

Just paid for it, pal! Monk wrote. "But just one condition".

Former Leeds United boss pays for fans' tattoo