A Stockport fan who got a tattoo of his favorite player days before he signed for another club says he has “no regrets”.
Callum, 23, was on holiday in Zakynthos with his mates when he decided to pay tribute to county legend Sam Minihan.
After getting the tattoo, he wrote on Facebook: “On Monday I got a tattoo in Zakynthos on my hero SUPER SAMMY MINIHAN from Stockport County. On Thursday he’s signing for another club – hahaha.”
Correctly. Just three days after spending €70 on the tattoo, it was announced that Minihan, who helped the Hatters win two promotions during a six-year spell at Edgeley Park, was to leave newly promoted County.
The 28-year-old defender has joined National League side FC Halifax Town.
Halifax Town have confirmed their permanent signing #stockportcounty the legend Sam Minihan.
Minihan retires after 200+ apps and two titles. County say “Sam’s love for the club was never in doubt. He leaves as one of the most loved players to ever grace Edgley Park.” 💙 pic.twitter.com/cPZBencVqc
— Sam Byrne (@_SByrne) July 28, 2022
Despite the news, Calum is optimistic about getting Minhan’s name on his leg.
“I’m dying to get my first tattoo,” she told them Manchester Evening News. “I wanted to get something to remember and something fun.
“I was thinking about what to do all day. I went into the tattoo shop and that’s when I got the idea. I wanted it to be something that I thought was really funny. Sam Minihan is a legend. He was at County for six years and he’s my favorite player.”
Very Monday I got a “super sammy minihan” tattoo and on Thursday he signs for Halifax…. Hurt is not the word 😥😥😅 pic.twitter.com/IRGT0CRkLH
— Callum Taylor (@CallumT55461235) July 28, 2022
In fact, after getting the ink, Callum managed to get in touch with Minihan.
“He was a real fan favorite,” she said. “I have no regrets. I even have a chat with him on Facebook. I posted a picture of my tattoo and tagged him in it – and got a response.
“He said it was unreal and he said ‘what a bloke’.
“My mum was a bit shocked and said ‘what have you done?’ But all my friends think it’s quality. I’ve always been a Hatters fan and Super Sammy will always be a legend.”
Calum added: “The transfer was rumored a few weeks ago but we haven’t heard anything. You don’t always believe rumours, but it was a bit of a shock to see him go.
“But the tattoo will remain. Sam Minihan has been here since the club started to rebuild – he loves County.”