How many times has your big-mouthed mate made a bet that he probably shouldn’t have? Usually, it’s blamed on one too many fizzy drinks, sheepishly laughed off and backed out of… well, not South Guildford lad Ryan Wilhelm and his mates.
We all know that when it’s hastily scrawled on a pub napkin by a pen borrowed from a barmaid, it’s legally binding. Last Saturday when Wilhelm proclaimed before their Prelim Final with Greater Western Sydney that the Tigers were zero chance to win the Premiership and was so sure of it he would get a “Dustin Martin tattoo on his bottom ass cheek” if they did.
Instead of letting it go through to the wicketkeeper like most of Ryan’s antics, his mates took pen to paper to ensure Wilhelm would take tattoo gun to backside if incorrect. On Wilhelm’s Guava Cruiser-fuelled rager turned wager, an unnamed party present for the signing said: “We wanted to make sure Ryan went from talking out of his ass to getting Dusty tattooed on it.”
From the napkin: ‘If Richmond win the 2017 AFL Grand Final Ryan Daniel Wilhelm (signature included) born 13.12.1990 will get a “Dustin Martin tattoo on his bottom cheek” with the size outlined for good effect in the erm… contract.
Ryan and Dusty’s fate was sealed midway through the third quarter of yesterday’s Grand Final as Richmond powered to victory and Ryan began pondering life being permanently tagged by an AFL player and making arrangements with mates at the Inkredible Parlour in Hillarys.
Dusty now has achieved all four of the things every AFL player strives – a Premiership, Norm Smith Medal, Brownlow Medal and now pride of place on the arsecheek of a man who was certain he wouldn’t do it.
And that is a week no other AFL player will ever replicate to which Ryan would say “wanna bet on that?”. The ink work is continuing so when the tattooist (the true hero in all of this) completes his masterpiece we will post updates.
Dusty Martin was a pain in the backside for Adelaide fans yesterday and it’s continuing today for Ryan Wilhelm after his lost bet.