Former Heavy Weight Boxing champion Mike Tyson who has a tattoo of Che Guevara on his rib, in 2003 described Che as “An incredible individual. He had so much, but sacrificed it all for the benefit of other people.”
Veteran English professional footballer Darren Currie has a large tattoo on the left side of his stomach of Che Guevara. When asked about the motivation for the piece, Currie stated that he had been reading Che’s book since he was 14, and that he “admired the way he went out of his way about things.”
Argentine Juan Sebastián Verón, the 2008 South American Footballer of the Year, has a tattoo of Che’s face on his shoulder. When his S.S. Lazio won the 1999 Serie A championship, some of the teams Italian fans who initially didn’t like the tattoo, came into the dressing room and kissed it.
Italian footballer Fabrizio Miccoli who plays striker for Palermo, has a large Che Guevara tattoo on his left calf.As a result, when he played for Ternana Calcio from 1998–2002, the teams fans would unveil a large stadium sized banner bearing the image of Che along with Moccoli’s club shirt and the hammer and sickle.
Swedish Olympic boxer Kwamena Turkson has the image of Che Guevara tattooed on his arm.
Former South African football great Mark Fish, who helped his country to its African Cup of Nations victory in 1996, has a tattoo of Che Guevara.