There’s a tattoo of Jesus’ face, crown of thorns and all, on Lionel Messi’s right arm. Messi posted a picture on Facebook and Instagram after winning the Champions League with Barcelona.
The cute kid holding the Champions League trophy big enough for him to bathe in is Messi’s son, Thiago.
The caption on Facebook is cute too (though not as cute as Thiago):
This isn’t the first time the Jesus tattoo has made an appearance. It was part of Fusion’s investigative report into Messi’s tattoo sleeve, though obfuscated in all the pictures. Here’s one where you can see the side of Jesus’ head:
Since Messi rarely takes off his shirt, we barely get to see Jesus’ face in our lives. For instance, this is the closest Getty Images came to seeing Jesus during the Champions League final:
That’s Jesus’ hair peeking out from under Messi’s shirt sleeve.
Messi isn’t as overt about his religious leanings as some other soccer stars. PSG/Brazil defender David Luiz promised not to have sex (again) until his marriage at his recent baptism. And Messi’s Barca teammate Neymar has a David Beckham-ripoff cross tat on the back of his neck.
Neymar also celebrated winning ole big ears with a bandana that read “100% Jesus”:
Anyway, none of this is breaking news, but we thought it important that you know.
Come to think of it, aside from being heavily favored and a way better team than Juventus, it’s no surprise Barcelona won the treble. Because nobody fucks with the Jesus.