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Chilean striker gets tattoo of his 'unerasable wound'

Chilean Soccer Player Tattoos His 'Unerasable Wound'
American poet Henry David Thoreau once wrote, "To regret deeply is to live afresh." One Chilean soccer player is making his biggest regret skin deep.

When striker Mauricio Pinilla kicked the ball straight into the crossbar during Chile's World Cup match against Brazil, he not only missed an opportunity to win the game, he says he missed a shot at glory.

After calling the missed shot an "unerasable wound," he decided to get a tattoo on his back of the ball nailing the crossbar, with the inscription, "One centimeter from glory." If that's not regretting deeply, I don't know what is.

Pinilla also tattooed the phrase "Blessed for life" across his forehead.

Hopefully Pinilla will get over the defeat and move forward with his career, because the missed goal is now literally behind him.

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soccer_sucks July 02 2014 at 6:39 PM

Can they sink any lower??????

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savannahswithgod July 02 2014 at 5:53 PM

So we don't need B-17's or B-24's to devastate a nation, just a game?

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rlmcanoe July 03 2014 at 5:56 AM

I think tats are gross

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Velocity105 July 02 2014 at 8:35 PM

Ummm yeah, that would be regretting deeply and overreacting as well? Yip.

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terencepau July 03 2014 at 10:51 AM

Was there a soccer game recently? What did I miss?

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Chip July 03 2014 at 10:55 AM

As Warren Zevon sang, "Excitable boy they all said."

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mbfva July 03 2014 at 10:57 AM

he'll forget, he can't see it on his back.

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mbfva July 03 2014 at 10:58 AM

his low threshold to pain made him want another tattoo.

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mbfva July 03 2014 at 10:58 AM

to make him feel like he were stronger

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rico41 July 03 2014 at 10:15 AM

Judas Priest !!! It's only a GAME. Did anybody die or get hurt?? Grow up, move on, it's a game and there's a million more to come.....you gonnna get a tat for each game?

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