Many players would want to forget the agony of hitting the crossbar in the last minute of a World Cup exit but Chilean striker Mauricio Pinilla instead, got an image of his failed shot against Brazil last Saturday tattooed on his back.
Pinilla’s tattoo echoes the frustration of most Chileans. Thousands of them jumped up in the stands at Mineirao Stadium — and millions at home — on Saturday in the final moments only to watch Pinilla’s shot hit the bar. The story is well-known by now: Brazil ended up winning, Chile was sent home in tears.
Pinilla says it was an inerasable wound and that he hasn’t stopped thinking about that moment, in what could have happened if the ball had been a few centimetres lower.
See more photos of his new tattoo below