UK swimmer Josef Craig disqualified from event over Olympic rings tattoo

South Tyneside swimmer Josef Craig was today sensationally disqualified from a European championship race - in a row over his tattoo, reported The Shields Gazette.

The teenager, from Jarrow, was due to compete in the final of the IPC European Championships S8 100m freestyle, tonight, after making it through the first heat.

However, the 19-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, was disqualified from the event after failing to cover up a part of his tattoo, on the left side of his chest, featuring the Olympic rings. 

Josef, was catapulted into the sporting spotlight at the age of 15 after smashing two world records on his way to the top of the podium in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

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