January 14, 2012

Shocker: John Hopkins gives a finger

John Hopkins twitter photo

I don't know why people keep harping on that old fool Chuck Norris when we have motorcycle racers around.   Suzuki rider John Hopkins opted to have one of his fingers amputated rather than risk not being able to race when the 2012 Superbike season starts at Philip Island.

Trouble for Hopper started last summer when he was called up by Suzuki to fill a wildcard shot in MotoGP for the Czech Grand Prix. What looked to be a simple fall in practice turned into a calvary of six operations with, apparently, the prospect for more.

Hopkins was remarkably upbeat as he posted a picture of his hand on twitter...
Ha ha?....awesome.


  1. so is he going to have a customized right hand glove for his 4 fingers?

  2. http://viewfromacouch.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/royal-tenenbaums-alteration-of-glove.jpg

  3. Nice long, womanly fingernails there...

  4. Ha ha ha, "shocker". I didn't see that one at first. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shocker_%28hand_gesture%29


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