Diamanti and the bandage - the secret revealed!

THE story behind Alessandro Diamanti s bandaged hand has been one of the best kept secrets at Upton Park this season. Did it conceal an embarrassing tattoo? Is to perhaps to pay homage to his ambitions of being a pro boxer? Or is it just the latest fashio

THE story behind Alessandro Diamanti's bandaged hand has been one of the best kept secrets at Upton Park this season.

Did it conceal an embarrassing tattoo? Is to perhaps to pay homage to his ambitions of being a pro boxer? Or is it just the latest fashion accessory?

Well, the Recorder can reveal that it is none of these.

The Italian cult figure wears his bandage with pride for superstitious reasons.

Apparently he needed to wear it in one game for Livorno, he played a blinder and he has worn it ever since.

Hopefully that clears it up for all you Hammers who were spending sleepless nights trying to discover the truth!