Jason Kelce’s legendary speech on the steps of the Museum of Art will live on in the memories of Philadelphians forever.
Sports fans like to throw hyperbole around pretty frequently, but Kelce’s impassioned rant will go down as the greatest celebration speech in this city’s history.
And Kelce’s majestic Mummer’s attire and expletive-laced speech will live on one fan’s leg for the rest of his life.
Jordan Clarius shared an image of Kelce’s beautiful mug rocking his Mummer’s hat with the simple words “F*CK EM” underneath. The Internet loved it.
We spoke with Clarius on Friday about his new ink that was done on Thursday night by one of his best friends, Keith Reed, at Xtreme Ink Tattoo in West Chester, PA.
Clarius, a 37-year-old West Chester resident who has been a Birds' fan since he was nine, is "completely covered from his hands to neck" in tattoos so the new Kelce jawn was a logical addition.
"It wasn't a huge deal to me," he said. "I was planning to get an Eagles championship tattoo for a while. I was thinking maybe a talon holding the Lombardi trophy but then we were sitting at dinner last night after attending the parade on Broad and I was scrolling through Twitter and I saw the image of Kelce in the Mummer's gear."
Clarius took a screen shot from his phone and sent it to the artist.
"I texted it to my buddy Keith and asked him if he could do something with it. He said the shop was a little slow and that I should go over tonight. I showed up an hour later, he had the image of Kelce's head sketched out, with the 'F*CK EM' under it. I was like, 'I'll totally get a tattoo of that.'"
"If I didn’t think you would, I wouldn’t have drawn it,” Keith replied.
So how did Clarius feel this morning waking up with Jason Kelce on his body?
"Pretty awesome to wake up to. I got it super high on my thigh. One of the best parts is that Kelce is right next to a portrait of Ol' Dirty Bastard I got done about 15 years ago."
But the tattoo hasn't been without its repurcusioins.
"It was hysterical. Getting ready for work this morning, my phone just kept blowing up, I've been extremely unproductive at work today."
Haven't we all.
Here's Clarius with his daughter on Broad Street at the parade and a shot of his ODB tat from when he first got it 15 years ago: