Football chiefs are ready to fight rampant tattoo addiction, after eight players were admitted to rehab with the condition.
The FA have set up the ‘Anti Tattoo Campaign: Don’t Feel A Prick’ when it appeared that the constant desire to get a tattoo was leaving some big names of the verge of bankruptcy.
A source with the FA said: “It was clearly getting out of hand. We had one high profile name who had sold his collection of Porsches, his house in Mayfair, his yacht in Monaco and his two children just so he could get a picture of a wad of £100 notes on his face.
“We decided to start the programme and give it the highest priority we possibly can to prevent the game exploding in a cloud of ink.
“Also, we’ve had enough of the way these players turn out. The ones that run around with the sleeve tattoos look like James Herriott arm on ‘All Creatures Great And Small’ when he’s just pulled it out of a cow’s bum.”