Francesco Totti, arguably AS Roma's most recognizable player, has now received an honor that he perhaps never expected to get: a giant tattoo dedicated to him.
Totti, who has been a mainstay on the AS Roma squad for an astounding 23 years - his whole career - is quite used to fans' adulation and support, but even he was surprised by the encounter.
Totti saw the tattoo through AS Roma's site after they did a call for fan tattoos to be shared on social media. The superfan, Thomas Jonsson, hailing from Sweden, was then invited to attend a training session at AS Roma's HQ and meet his idol.
You can imagine Totti was shocked to see the scale of the backpiece in person, but that's a hell of way to be honored by your fans. Immortalized in ink! You can find a great video of Totti's meeting with his fan on AS Roma's website.
Unsurprisingly, this isn't the first fan tattoo dedicated to Totti. Another fan was so enamored with Totti's habit of mid-match selfies that he got this tattoo.
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