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Reporter to get tattoo of footballer if fans raise £25,000 for foodbank

Steven ChickenA football reporter has vowed to get a tattoo of a player from the team he covers if supporters raise £25,000 for a foodbank.

Steven Chicken, who reports on Huddersfield Town for the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, has made the pledge in a bid to help raise the cash for charity.

Steven, pictured, will get the face of a Town player tattooed on his back if a fundraiser in aid of Huddersfield-based foodbank The Welcome Centre reaches £25,000 by Christmas Day.

The charity drive has been set up by the Huddersfield Town Supporters Association and has so far raised £13,200 of the £25,000 goal.

Should the target be met by 25 December, Steven will get a tattoo of whichever player scores first for the club after Christmas.

His latest gesture comes after he last year pledged to cover a match against Preston North End topless if the fund surpassed £3,500 – a promise he duly fulfilled.

Steven told HTSA: “Last year, Town fans, players, former players, and neutral well-wishers made a phenomenal effort to blow my stupid pledge out of the water within hours.

“That was brilliant to see, but also means that we wanted to be more ambitious with the target this time around – and that means raising the stakes and promising to do something more permanent. Please donate what you can.”

The donation page can be found here.