Golden OldiePosted: April 30, 2014
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.
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.
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.