Golden Oldie

So apparently the Alves thing I wrote about the other day may have been, to use a wrestling term, a work, which kinda puts a dampener on what I thought was a clever and ballsy move, but at least it’s got people talking about racism in football again, which is a good thing.

Whatever, on to the next post.

Today I saw this awesome story about an 80 year old granddad who got an equality symbol tattoo in support of his grandson.

The equality symbol is a marriage equality thing and basically an equals symbol shown to signify support for gay marriage and that all love is equal. I started seeing the symbol during the American marriage equality debates and it’s taken off as a tattoo, as evidenced by the fact that Miley Cyrus has one.

Miley's tattoo on her ring finger

Miley’s tattoo on her ring finger

The dude, Frank has apparently been nothing but respectful and supportive to his grandson Joe, who came out five years ago. I think this is a cool story, because while every grandparent and parent should support their family, that ain’t always the case and I think cases like Frank’s go a long way to showing that the stereotype of old folks as being homophobic isn’t always true (I’m sure there are plenty of homophobic fogies out there, but there’s a disappointing number of young ones too).

Frank headed out and got the symbol, matching the one Joe has had done, which is a great way of showing solidarity.

Joe and Frank's tats.

Joe and Frank’s tats.

It’s a pretty cool tattoo and I dig the message behind it. I gotta say, if I had the money I’d probably wander into the nearest tattoo parlor in Cardiff and get one done.

Anyway, here’s a video of the tattoo getting done, with Frank being really understated as he gets inked:

Good on ya, Frank.

Hopefully this doesn’t turn out to just be a clever Wurther’s Original campaign.

Any thoughts? You know what to do. BETEO.

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