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Literally Just 20 Lionel Messi Tattoos To Admire

Lionel Messi is probably one of the most recognizable faces in soccer right now. Sure, part of it is likely because of the super sweet moment he had with a child from the Middle East that wore a plastic bag that looked like his jersey. But it is also probably because of he amazing soccer skills. Here are 20 tattoos of the soccer legend that prove fans have a very deep love for the athlete.

Simple. Clean. Recognizable.

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If you don’t want to get too intense, or expensive, this is the way to go. Just the number on the jersey and the last name. Everyone will recognize it.

The blurry action shot.

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The best part of art is that things don’t have to be perfect. Here we see what would be a blurry photo expertly placed on a Messi fan.

Minimalistic Messi is pretty dope.

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This should give all of you some inspo on how to turn your doodles into a permanent art installation.

Nothing like reminiscing on the major life events.

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Copa del Rey is a major soccer tournament played in Spain between the different Spanish soccer teams. Of course Messi was on the winning team more than once.

Why settle for just one Messi image?

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You have two legs and soccer is all about the legs. Therefore, it just makes sense to show off your love for Messi with two tattoos, one on each leg.

A pensive portrait is always nice.

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It’s like all of those photos your mom and abuela took of you and hung all over the house. A nice portrait really goes a long way.

There is something to be said about the classic from behind photo.

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That way you get to see the name and number and everyone will know who the tattoo is for.

Some times you love the player more than the game/teams.

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And when you love the player, like Messi, you just have to change your loyalty to the different teams he graces.

Get meta with it.

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Lionel Messi with his number inside his number. Talk about a true memorial.

Maybe your favorite Messi was blonde Messi.

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There’s nothing wrong with remembering someone the way you loved them. Perhaps his darker hair is just too much for you to handle.

Who else remembers those portraits with floating heads?

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It might not read as well as a tattoo but it’s your body so you can do with it what you want.

Messi, el Santo de Fútbol.

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That’s one way to honor one of the most memorable soccer players of all time. Fight me.

It’s always a good time to remember the good times.

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A celebratory tattoo is a great way to remember the best moments.

Autograph tattoos are *still* in style, apparently.

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Simple and to the point. How many times have you ever considered getting your favorite athlete’s or celeb’s tattoo on you?

One way to honor the soccer player is to remember the good he has done.

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It wasn’t that long ago that he was so moved by an Afghani child that he sent a jersey and soccer ball to the fan. What a sweet moment to remember as part of Messi’s legacy.

Stoic pics are some times the best way to go.

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No fluff, no smiles, no fancy outfits. Just a man concentrating on the game that lies before him and the determined look of a true professional.

Get a caricature of the man and slap in on your arm.

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I mean, we all love to get ourselves drawn by the folks on the piers or any other tourist trap. Why not use that inspo and get a fun tattoo?

If you think he’s a king, let the world know.

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That’s right. Some people are so enamored with people that they see them as royalty. The Internet is a great place.

Did we mention portraits yet?

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Because they are still a great way to memorialize the great.

Show the love you carry in your heart.

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This tattoo is one of the most beautiful and loving tattoos of the soccer great you’ll see.

Who are you rooting for in the World Cup? Share your love with us using and #WorldCup2018 and #ShowUsYourColors.

Washington Post Editor Says Texas Rangers Might As Well Be Called Texas Klansmen

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Washington Post Editor Says Texas Rangers Might As Well Be Called Texas Klansmen

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Amid calls for sports teams to reassess those with mascots and names with strings attached to racism and hate, fans have seen teams such as the Washington Redskins abandon their longstanding “identities.” 

Now it’s the Texas Rangers who are up to bat.

The American professional baseball team based out of Texas recently felt the ire of a Washington Post editor who called on the team to change their name. 

Notably borrowed from the famous law enforcement agency of the same name, the Texas Rangers were established in 1961 as the Washington Senators but in 1971 after a multimillion-dollar buy out were moved to Arlington, Texas, and dubbed the Rangers.

 Today, the mascots are celebrated and led by their mascot Rangers Captain, a palomino-style horse, who wears the team’s uniform. And while the team might have a history that spans back decades, it’s their name and mascot whose history appears to be much more troubling and problematic. In a recent opinion piece shared by the Washington Post, global opinions editor Karen Attiah called for a name-changing citing that “to know the full history of the Texas Rangers is to understand that the team’s name is not so far off from being called the Texas Klansmen.”

Speaking about the Rangers, Attiah claimed that she had been raised on “myths about Texas Rangers as brave and wholesome guardians of the Texas frontier.”

According to Attiah, who was raised in Dallas, Texas, “What we didn’t realize at the time was that the Rangers were a cruel, racist force when it came to the nonwhites who inhabited the beautiful and untamed Texas territory.”

In her op-ed, Attiah pointed out that the original Texas Rangers, who were established in 1835, had early assignments that were made “to clear the land of Indian[s] for white settlers.”

“That was just the start,” she went onto explain. “The Rangers oppressed black people, helping capture runaway slaves trying to escape to Mexico; in the aftermath of the Civil War, they killed free blacks with impunity.”
Citing the recently published book Cult of Glory: The Bold and Brutal History of the Texas Rangers by Doug Swanson, Attiah further underlined this point quoting that the job of the rangers in the force’s early days “was to seize and hold Texas for the white man.”

Renewed conversations about systemic racism and the passive ways in which we accept it as a society, were stirred up in the weeks following the death of George Floyd.

In response to calls for a change, the Washington Redskins announced on Monday that they would retire the team name and logo after years of protests.

Activists in Texas are now urging the Rangers to follow suit.

The team replied to recent requests in a statement to the Dallas Morning News, saying “While we may have originally taken our name from the law enforcement agency, since 1971, the Texas Rangers Baseball Club has forged its own, independent identity. The Texas Rangers Baseball Club stands for equality. We condemn racism, bigotry, and discrimination in all forms.”

In response to the team’s statement, Attiah called its owners to put their money where their mouth is replying “If the team ownership, as it proclaims, condemns ‘racism, bigotry, and discrimination in all forms,’ there is an easy way for it to prove that,” she wrote. “The Texas Rangers’ team name must go.”

Serena Williams Twinning With Her Daughter On The Tennis Court Will Make Your Cheeks Hurt

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Serena Williams Twinning With Her Daughter On The Tennis Court Will Make Your Cheeks Hurt

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Serena Williams’s daughter someday might feel as if she has big shoes to fill but currently the 3-year-old seems to be doing it in stride.

Serena Williams and her daughter Alexis Olympia have been taking part in quite a bit of mommy/ daughter girl time. 

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In a series of  Instagram photos shared over the weekend, the sports athlete showed off Alexis’s tennis court skills. In what has to be the world’s cutest Instagram post, Williams and her daughter wear purple Nike bodysuits while striking poses with their tennis rackets. In the last image of the series, the mother/ daughter duo do a sweet high five.

More photos of the day were shared on Alexis’s official Instagram page which is run by her parents.

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In the photo, Serena and Alexis wear their long-sleeve bodysuits with skirts. Serena posted the photo with the caption “Caption this.” Of course, it didn’t take long for Alexis’s photo to receive tons of Instagram love. Dwyane Wade commented on the image saying “If this isn’t the cutest thing I’ve seen” Chloe x Halle awwed over the image as well.

It’s not the first time Alexis has stolen the limelight from her mother.

Earlier this year, Alexis stole more awws when her mother posted a photo of her holding her daughter while she was sleeping. In a post to Instagram, Serena wrote “I am not sure who took this picture but Working and being a mom is not easy. I am often exhausted, stressed, and then I go play a professional tennis match. We keep going. I am so proud and inspired by the women who do it day in and day out. I’m proud to be this baby’s mama @olympiaohanian#nofilter#nomakeup#nohairbursh lol #justme.”