Watford striker shows off incredible artwork depicting icons from civil rights struggle, sport and music
Watford striker Gray stripped off to reveal the astonishing artwork inked onto his body depicting some of the biggest heroes of the 20th century.
Andre Gray shows off the incredible artwork tattooed on his back
Watford striker Andre Gray has inked the heroes and icons of black culture on his back
Muhammad Ali shouts at Sonny Liston after knocking him to the canvas in their second fight
The £18.5million forward endured several sessions under the needle to finish off the amazing series of images which knitted together complete a powerful recognition of the civil rights struggle across the world.
The famous image of Muhammad Ali taunting the stricken Sonny Liston sits just below a picture of Nelson Mandela.
Dr Martin Luther King Jnr and Malcom X are other activists depicted, along with Rosa Parks – the seamstress who fought against segregation on a bus in Alabama by refusing to give up her seat to a white man.
Joining that collection of images is the legendary shot of sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos giving their famous one-fist black power salute as they stood on the podium at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico.
Reggae star Bob Marley is included, along with images of the Black Panther political movement.
Gray revealed his tribute by posting a picture on his Twitter account with the simple message: “Master Piece!!”
Tommie Smith and John Carlos give their black power salute at the 1968 Olympics
Bob Marley loved playing football and two images of the reggae star feature in the artwork
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