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Hawk pic stirs controversy

2012-12-20 13:17
Tony Hawk (File)
Cape Town - A seemingly innocuous photo posted by professional skateboarder Tony Hawk has prompted an uproar on Twitter and Instagram the past few days.

According to ThePostGame website, Hawk, one of the most renowned skateboarders ever, won nine X-Games gold medals in a seven-year span and served as the inspiration for a generation.

The San Diego native loves the sport so much that he even has a 5 000 square foot skate park in his backyard, where he often practices with his children.

Earlier this week Hawk uploaded a photo, of himself and his four-year-old daughter, Kadence.

Hawk wrote, "Updated frontside fling photo courtesy of @msk8blake. She is learning to skate on her own, so we might not be doing this much longer."

Neither Hawk nor his daughter are wearing a helmet. Hawk, who has more than three million followers on Twitter, quickly received tons of angry tweets suggesting that he and his daughter should be wearing more protection.

Hawk did not respond to any followers individually, but he did post another tweet with a message for all those who thought what he was doing was dangerous, tweeting: "For those that say I endanger my child: it's more likely that you will fall while walking on the sidewalk than I will while skating with my daughter."



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