The Canadian Press — Just to be clear, Canadian swimmer Santo Condorelli isn’t giving you the finger from the start blocks. He’s giving it to his father.
An eight-year-old Santo was frustrated racing against, and getting beat by, older swimmers. So his father and coach Joseph Condorelli came up with the idea for the son to flip dad the bird before each race.
“[He said] ‘You’ve got to build your confidence yourself and say eff everybody else that you’re racing,” Santo explains. “He said ‘Every time you’re behind the blocks, give me the finger and I’ll give it back to you.”‘
It’s a pre-race ritual that has received more attention during Santo’s ascension to Canada’s Olympic swim team.
You know what I fucking HATE? When people do the middle finger like this…
With the pointer and ring finger curled up IN FRONT of the middle finger. Ugh. Fucking disgusting. Something so goddamn skeevy about that shit. That finger looks like Steve Buscemi in a trenchcoat. It’s like the top of your finger is poking through a groundhog hole or something… like a fucking meerkat or a gerbil or some rodent lookin ass animal. Goddamn baby dick middle finger just sitting there snarling at you like Todd in Wedding Crashers. That middle finger’s parents are thoroughly disappointed in it and breathe a sigh of relief when it tells them it’s not coming to Christmas dinner because it refuses to celebrate Christian holidays. My fingers hurt just looking at that pre-arthritis curled up snake ass cricket leg collection of fingers. Just makes me cringe. So gross. HATE that shit. HATE HATE HATE it.
Give me a real finger or get the fuck out of my face. Stand that thing tall and proud, no matter how tiny your hands are (cc: Donald Trump). Pull your other fingers back with your thumb and show me a real FUCK YOU. No matter how short your middle finger is, it’ll never look as short as the finger on someone who flips the bird like this swimmer. Ugh. I need a five. Disgusting
Oh and as for the actual act of giving the finger to your dad before the race? Love it. Hilarious move.