'Get a life': Footy fan with Tayla Harris tattoo hits back at trolls

The footy tragic who tattooed the iconic Tayla Harris photo onto his forearm has warned online trolls to “get a life”.

Blake Griffiths, an Adelaide Crows fan, originally teamed up with Channel 7 presenter Mark Soderstrom to get a tattoo of Adelaide coach Don Pyke in response to a Port Adelaide supporter’s Ken Hinkley ink.

But the superfan couldn’t resist immortalising the iconic AFLW photo of Harris on his other arm following the controversy surrounding the disgusting treatment she received online.


Griffiths said the tattoo was a strong message to raise awareness against the effects of online trolling.

“It’s definitely [the tattoo] a good cause kind of thing,” he told Sunrise.

“To all the trolls, just bugger off. Get a life.”

Blake Griffiths (pictured middle) with a tattoo of AFLW star Taylor Harris. (Twitter: Mark_Soda)

The superfan also said he would love to hear from the AFLW star at some point following his ink.

“I haven’t heard from Taylor, but I would love to speak to her that would be awesome.”

‘Rocked an entire country’

The controversy surrounding the disgusting treatment of Tayla Harris has made headlines around the world.

On Wednesday, the story had been picked up by publications in America, Canada and the UK.

The New York Post’s website featured the story on its home page, with the headline ‘The story behind the sports photo that has rocked an entire country’.