Atlanta United fans pay tribute to "Tata" Martino with statue tifo

Atlanta United - El Tata tifo

Gerardo "Tata" Martino has already announced he will be departing Atlanta United at the end of this season, and supporters of the Five Stripes wanted to make sure they pay tribute before he moves on.

Ahead of Sunday's Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinals Leg 2 match against NYCFC, the fans unveiled a tifo of Martino, a towering statue of the Argentine, arms crossed with a sweater tied over his shoulders in his now-trademark look.

What did the man himself think of the display? Sideline reporter Jillian Sakovits captured his bashful, possibly emotional smile as the tifo was raised.