Cricket too is infested with this peculiar taste. Dale Steyn too sports some peculiar design on his upper arm and KP's art work has been on display for some time. The arms of Jade Dernbach or Mitchell Johnston really shouldn't be shown on prime time TV. In FB's view things would be a lot better if they were required to play in long sleeves and it si about time the ICC acted o this issue.
Repelled as he is by the practice, FB nevertheless notes the approach of US 800 metre runner Nick Symmonds who auctioned space on his left arm for a temporary tattoo to advertise a sponsor. The winning bidder was a Milwaukee advertising agency, which paid $11,000 for the space to advertise its Twitter handle. Symmonds will be competing in London - he reached the semi final in Beijing - will his sponsorship assist him in getting a stage further this time round? The heavy branding restrictions of the Olympic Games mean that he has to tape over the tattoo but it has been seen at other events where Symmonds has run this season.
Having considered the matter carefully, FB thinks Symmonds may be on to something and has decided to auction space on his body to a commercial sponsor in a similar manner. With the cricket season rapidly reaching its final stages, there are limited opportunities to exploit FB's exposure to the vast crowds who follow the fortunes of his Carlton All Star 4th XI, so he expects competition to be keen to secure this prestigious. There are no branding restrictions at Grange Loan or other grounds that FB can be expected to play. FB would particularly welcome bids from manufacturers and purveyors of empire biscuits. There is a natural partnership which will be to mutual benefit. For the information of bidders, FB is willing to accept payment in empire biscuits.