Player Wrongly Thinks He Got Mandela Tattoo

Normally I’d question the desire of a player who needs to get a 139-word Nelson Mandela speech tattooed on his leg. Really? You can’t get up for a game without having to rely on the words of a man who spent 27 years in prison fighting for more important things than a League Two soccer team?

Alex Rhodes

Even worse, Rotherham United’s Alex Rhodes‘ tattoo, which supposedly quotes Mandela’s inauguration speech, was never actually said by the former South African President. I know the first thing anyone should do when getting a text tattoo is check the spelling, but it’s also important to do your sourcing. Hey, at least it’s spelled right?

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