A MUM who was trolled viciously online after getting a Tyson Fury tattoo – has shut the haters up after her hero gave the tribute his seal of approval.
Mother-of-two Anna Sinclair got the tattoo on her arm to pay homage to the heavyweight champ – who she says is her “idol” and even inspired her to quit booze.
Anna SinclairAnna meeting her hero Tyson Fury earlier this week[/caption]
Anna SinclairShe said the boxer loved her tattoo[/caption]
The SunA close-up of the tattoo[/caption]
But she was bombarded with mean comments when she posted it on a Tyson Fury fan page on Facebook with people saying the inking looks nothing like the Gypsy King and she should have it removed.
However, Anna has had the last laugh after bumping into Fury earlier this week as the champion enjoyed a relaxing break with wife Paris and their kids at an all-inclusive resort in Tenerife.
Anna even met Paris too, who also liked the tattoo.
Anna, 34, who lives in Tenerife, told The Sun: “I heard he might be staying at this hotel and I only live 10 minutes up the road. So I booked a room and came here with my mother and kids.
“While we were standing at the check-in desk my eldest spotted Tyson walking by with another guy.
“I went up to him and said, ‘Hi, it’s me,’ and showed him my tattoo.
“I don’t really remember my words because when I actually saw him in real life my words started scrambling!
“He asked me if I was a guest at the hotel and I said yes, but I told him I heard he was coming.
“He really liked my tattoo. It was hard for me to even find the camera button as my hands were shaking.
“I never felt so excited and happy and shy. I just can’t believe I couldn’t squeeze a word when I saw him because I wanted to ask him so many things.”
Anna first got her tattoo last May just days after days after the Gypsy King knocked out fellow Brit Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium.
After posting online she was shocked by the horrible comments, with one fan saying: “It looks like the guy Barry down the road who sells the cheap backy [sic]” and another claimed it looked like his milkman.
Fans claimed the tattoo resembled “Harvey Price with a skinhead”, “Ross Kemp” – and even “Boy George without his hat on”.
At the time Anna clapped back saying she doesn’t care what her “haters” say – and loves the tattoo, urging the online trolls to be kind and stay positive.
And Anna, who lives with her two children in Tenerife, while her boyfriend Ryan Hudson lives in London, has a message for her haters.
“Some of the haters think it’s weird to have his tattoo and think I’m trying it on with Tyson or something like that but I’m getting engaged to my boyfriend and I am in love with him,” she said.
“I met Tyson’s wife Paris at the hotel and I told her ‘I have a tattoo of your husband but I don’t mean it in a weird way, I just support him and he was been my inspiration’, and she totally understood.
“She was a wonderful lady and I told her how happy I am to meet her. I really am lucky to have met the both of them and I think my life will change for the better.
“No more sad days, only happy days because if this can happen then anything can happen.
“I hope the haters will change and learn to be kind.”
I went and got the tattoo just because I want to wake up and see his face.”
Anna said she wasn’t even a boxing fan before she watched her first Fury fight – but became hooked and started watching his previous matches and interviews online.
“He became such an inspiration to me that I went and got the tattoo just because I want to wake up and see his face,” she said.
“I just loved everything about him – his whole energy, his look and his attitude.
“I liked the way he talked openly about his mental health struggles with anxiety because I can relate to that.”
Anna SinclairEmma Parry Exclusive. Pictured Anna Sinclair[/caption]
Trolls said the tattoo looks nothing like FuryGetty Images – Getty
The SunAnna after getting the tattoo of her idol on her arm[/caption]
The SunAnna in the tattoo parlor[/caption]
The original artwork for the design