Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Utd Fan Getting a Blues Tattoo!

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Utd Fan Getting a Blues Tattoo!

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A DEVOTED United fan says he will get a City tattoo to honour his late father if he raises £1,000 for the charity that helped him.

Mike Ankers was a lifelong City fan, but his love of the team didn't quite rub off on his son Chris.

After Mike died aged 68 five weeks ago, Chris decided he had to do something to help Willow Wood Hospice in Ashton-under-Lyne who had looked after his father in his final days.

Chris, from Tameside, said: "He was my dad, my best friend, and my idol really. I'm not embarrassed to say that at 42 years old, it's true. He was also very close to my daughter Georgia, he was her best friend.

"My dad was a true avid City fan. He supported them when they were in Division One. He loved them. I remember him once saying to me the one thing he wanted was for City to win the league. …

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