Sporting News soccer scribe Brian Straus spotted it during Wednesday night's broadcast of the Tigres UANL vs. Seattle CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal first leg.
American midfielder Jose Francisco Torres, who plays for Tigres and goes by the nickname "Gringo" in Mexico, has apparently embraced the moniker and prefers it over his actual name on the back of his jersey (photo above by Brian Straus). It dates back to his days in Pachuca, where he played from 2006-12.
Some give the move a thumbs up: Below were some of the comments on the photo that was tweeted out by the Sporting News writer.
Are you in the same camp? How do you feel about the use of the nickname on the jersey?
@brianstraus I want this jersey so bad.— Christopher Dwyer (@dwyercd) March 7, 2013