A video shows the shocking moment an angry Glaswegian OAP launched into a foul-mouthed tirade against a group of skateboarders, and threatened to fight them.
The teenagers were in a public square when the seemingly drunk pensioner approached them and confronted them, saying, “I don’t want you near me”, presumably offended by the racket they were making showing off their skills.
Things then threatened to turn physical, causing one of the young lads to point out, “I’m 16 so if you touch me you’ll be in jail,” before the man replies “I’m 69 so if you touch me you’ll be in jail.”
One of the teenagers added, “We’re skating, we’re enjoying ourselves,” but the old man continued his tirade and actually offered to take one of the teens round the corner to “sort him out”.
The footage, shot in Glasgow, then shows the OAP trying to run after one of the skateboarders before ending with the message:
Please understand that by skating we aren’t trying to cause trouble or annoy you. Skateboarding is not a crime.
Since being uploaded to Facebook on Wednesday the video has had nearly 1.2 million views.
Luckily these lads managed to keep their cool, even when the granddad took a swipe at their camera. It’s safe to say this guy really isn’t fond of skateboarding!
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