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Pittsburgh Penguins Fan Gets Tattoo of Phil Kessel Riding a Hot Dog
You may think you’re a super-fan, but you have nothing on this guy who tattooed his favorite player on his body.
One Pittsburgh Penguins fan decided to celebrate his undying love for Phil Kessel by getting a tattoo inked on his lower thigh that is both strange and awesome—but more strange than anything.
Phil Hammerstein spent three hours Friday night getting a 1950s-style pinup of the Penguins forward riding a hot dog. Yes, a hot dog. He also added a bottle of mustard in one hand and the Stanley Cup in the other.
“Big Phil just clicked with Pittsburghers – chubby dude with a comb-over and penchant for street weenies, dry humor, bad breath, tries hard and loves the game,” Hammerstein told Puck Daddy’s Sean Leahy of his reasoning behind getting the tattoo. “Plus I have buddies in southern Ontario to troll.”
“Hammerstein is presumably referring to a highly criticized story written by Toronto Sun columnist Steve Simmons after Kessel was traded from the Maple Leafs in 2015, which claimed he visited the same hot dog stand almost every afternoon.”
Hat Tip – TheScore