Australian athlete Brandon Starc’s performance in Rio has been bolstered by waves of support from Game of Thrones fans, due to the Olympian sharing a name (minus the “k”) with their beloved Three-Eyed Raven and now-youngest surviving member of House Stark.
The high jumping finalist has even sparked his own hashtag #HouseStarc, full of encouraging messages and peppered with jokes that any dad would be proud of.
Christopher Fischer (@toph1980) August 15, 2016
Rami Taibah (@rtaibah) August 15, 2016
N-e-1 (@nickjkeane) August 15, 2016
VeronicaS (@ronniebecray) August 15, 2016
JD (@jdrolla) August 15, 2016
Just watched Brandon Starc compete in the High Jump… Strange, coz I thought he’s actually better at the Long Drop pic.twitter.com/GB1HXxXO4B
Kate Ellora (@katellora) August 15, 2016
There is an Australian named Brandon Starc at the Olympics in high jump. No confirmation on there being a Hodor.
Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) August 15, 2016
Without a beat, the twitter accounts of media outlets were also served up a luscious pairing of fandom and sass.
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