Is world number 3-ish on the warpath against your very own BeachGrit?
Did you know BeachGrit is just over two years old? We are! And thank you for coming. Thank you so very much for paying us daily visits. Oh we know there is so much we both could and should do better but we is what we is. And as of today we is the most ever!
Ex-champion Gabriel Medina, current world number three-ish, just threatened, through a maybe third party, to maybe sue because our own, wonderful, Rory Parker posted a direct translation of his Instagram post!
Do you remember?
Of course you do! Medina took to Twitter, shortly after losing a close heat and wrote:
Hora de ir pra casa. Muito triste, eu dedico ou dediquei minha vida pra isso…to cansado, cansei!
Rory Parker picked it up from there:
What does that mean? I don’t speak Portuguese. Only English. And Spanish, sorta.
Yippee for Google’s translation magic!
Time to go home. Very sad, I dedicate or have dedicated my life to it … so tired, tired!
Is this the end for Gabby? Past tense reference to his competitive career!
Crazy, so crazy.
Sure, it’s probably nothing. Just letting off some steam. Upset he got handed the short end of the stick.
Simple and not very insightful but still good. And true. Just Gabriel Medina’s own words translated into English. But then, glory of all glories, miracles straight from the heavens, an email came shooting through subjected law against beach grit. The author, a probable Brazilian surf photographer with big time legal aspirations wrote:
Medina treat to law process who lie about his future!
Throw it into Google Translate and it reads:
The world champion of surfing Gabriel Medina and his team , hereby clarify that there is a false statement being issued on his behalf by social and Whatsapp networks.
At no time , Gabriel or someone from his staff commented on any decisions related to their future in the World Tour .
Legal measures will be taken to ensure the integrity of the athlete and find the person responsible for false communication.
We ask , please , that ignore this absurd statement , which affects the athlete , his family, his team, his sponsors and surfing the institution.
At the moment, Gabriel Medina will not comment on the matter and is reunited with his family .
Have you ever read more delicious words? Have you?
I haven’t and am planning on getting them tattooed where Gabriel Medina has his family crest tattooed, right below where he shaves his armpit.
And this, officially, represents the high-water mark of your BeachGrit. Thank you for putting up with us. Thank you for laughing Gabriel Medina straight back into the totally shorn cave from whence he first came.
Obrigado to all!
P.S. If any of Medina’s other third parties feel like threatening hollow legal action maybe take a look around. Rip Curl doesn’t advertise here! Threaten Stab instead! They’re super sissies and cower under desks!