Pics: Why Eye Man; Newcastle fan gets club badge glass eye 10 years ago

Pics: Why Eye Man; Newcastle fan gets club badge glass eye

Now this is fandom...

The reputation Newcastle fans have as some of the most passionate in the business is certainly supported by this bit of news.

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Andrew Canavan a 35-year-old Newcastle fan who had his right eye removed 20 years ago, wanted to get a new way to show his support for his team so he spent just over £150 quid on an eye with the Newcastle badge where the iris and pupil normally are.

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He told the Daily Mail: 'It took us ages to persuade Newcastle United to allow me to use the emblem because it is a registered trademark.

'To start with they thought I was taking the mick, but when they realised how sincere I was they said they were happy for me to go ahead.'

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It's certainly a conversation starter...

Pic credit: North News and Pictures Ltd