Sports fans are known for their devotion to their beloved teams and players. One MLS fan took his show of devotion to a whole other level when he had newly joined Seattle Sounders Player Clint Dempsey's face inked on his neck.

PictureClint Dempsey Neck Tattoo on Seattle Sounders Fan
Passion, dedication, undying support — all words and phrases MLS fans often use to describe supporters of the Seattle Sounders.

Fanatacism, bewilderment, "really, bro?" — all words and phrases that some might use to describe the Sounders fan in the following tweet and photo.

We've all heard of "Deuce Face." Welcome "Deuce Neck."

It's the Clint Dempsey version of Mr. Potato Head with his head sitting right on top of his soccer boots. Except, where are the rubber arms, mustache and tongue inserts, and what happens if that guy headbangs too violently at a metal show? Does Deuce's whole face fall off?

It may very well be a sign that we're entering a new phase of MLS fandom: Why go for a simple club crest as a tattoo when you can memorialize your favorite superstar? This will be forever remembered as one of the firsts.

For that guy's sake, let's hope Dempsey retires a Sounder.

Story first published: August 13, 2013             
By: Andy Edwards