Chile Striker Tattoos Back with Missed Shot Against Brazil (Photos)


When you’re the person who missed the shot that could’ve sent your team through to the quarterfinals of the World Cup, as well as pulling off one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history, the next logical step is to tattoo yourself so as to make sure you never forget the agony of that day. Just ask Chile’s Mauricio Pinilla.Pinilla’s shot came with very little time left in the extra time and was sadly deflected off the crossbar and out of play. The tattoo depicts the dramatic events of the missed goal and also says:

“One centimeter from glory”

ÍDOLO: MAURICIO PINILLA (@pinigol51) se tatuó el travesaño del partido #BRA#CHI (Fotos vía @conejosanchez23 )

— Christian Pino L. (@christianpino) July 1, 2014

The sting of defeat is a terrible thing.

[h/t Larry Brown Sports, Twitter]