Uruguay goalkeeper has giant lion tattoo on his head with spectacular mane

Uruguayan shot-stopper Sebastian Sosa showed off an incredible lion tattoo during Uruguay's friendly away in Canada on Tuesday evening.

The back of the Independiente's keeper's head is completely covered with the lion, and his barnet doubles as a mane for the big cat. It's not the only animal on Sosa's head, and a tiger wraps around the side of the head.

However, the reasoning behind the tattoo is unique – and Sosa had the artwork done after contracting covid. The Uruguayan's hair started to fall out, and so he decided to cover his head in artwork before it started to grow back.

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After getting the tattoo he said: "I had coronavirus in July and at the end of August my hair started to fall out abruptly.

“It fell from all parts of my body. I knew it was a sequel to Covid. I only had a few left, so I decided to shave. I've always liked lions, that's why I wanted to tattoo one on the back of my head."

Sosa added: "My tattoo didn't hurt. When the tattoo artist started I said 'have you started? Is that all the pain…If at any time I want my hair to grow back, I'll cover it and if I want to show it off, I'll shave it."

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Sosa was only on the bench for the clash against Canada – with Sergio Rochet of Nacional selected ahead of the Independiente man.

Uruguay blew Canada away – who are preparing for their first World Cup since 1986 – with early goals from Nicolás de la Cruz and Liverpool's new star Darwin Nunez.


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