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Leeds United fan who got ‘England World Cup winners’ tattoo gets ‘Championship play-off winners’ ink

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Jamie Richardson was so confident his beloved Leeds would be in the Premier League next season

Acting on impulse is not always the wisest thing to do and this Leeds United supporter is proof.

So certain was Jamie Richardson that his beloved Leeds would get promoted to the Premier League, he got a tattoo saying ‘Leeds: 2019 Championship play-off winners’ before their first leg against Derby.

And it looked as if his faith would pay off, with Leeds winning the first match 1-0 and then going further ahead in the tie on Wednesday night at Elland Road.

However, Derby produced a stunning comeback to win 4-2 and go through to Wembley, where they will play Aston Villa in the Championship Play-Off final.

Hasty Jamie was not only left with egg on his face, but a tattoo to constantly remind him of his wrong prediction.

In an interview with BBC Yorskhire, he said: “My name’s Jamie, I’m that confident Leeds are getting promoted I’ve been and had this done.

“I just felt like the team needed a bit of a boost. The fans needed a little bit of a boost. So I went and got that tattoo done.”

It is not the first mistake, the Leeds fan has made.

Last summer, Jamie, like the rest of the nation, was caught up in the excitement of the World Cup, as England reached the semi-final in Russia, but again, he was some way off with his judgement, putting the World Cup and ‘England 2018 World Cup winners’ on his stomach.

The Leeds players were inconsolable after Play-Off semi-final defeat

The Leeds players were inconsolable after Play-Off semi-final defeat

“It’s not the first one, no,” he continued. “This time last year I went and got a ‘England World Cup winners’ tattoo done.

“It’s still getting me drinks today that one.”

Of course, these days a regretful tattoo can be removed using laser treatment, but it would seem Jamie is not really fussed.

“To be honest, I’m not too fussed people’s reactions,” he said. “It’s a bit of fun, if you’re a Leeds United fan, we’re all Leeds aren’t we. We’re all going up together.”

He concluded: “Next year it’ll say ‘Leeds United: Premier League champions. This time next year you’ll see.”

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