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As pictures of a 70 year old ex cop getting engaged to a girl young enough to be his granddaughter went viral the poster of the story on Facebook was accused of being insulting.
The pictures were posted on a page usually reserved for disasters: “Krabi Accident News”. There was a picture of money and gold laid out for the dowry reported Daily News.
Gomes Markphon owner of the page told reporters that he got wind of the story from friends on the Line app and decided to share the story.
“It is not something you see every day is it?,” he said. “A man marrying a girl young enough to be his granddaughter. I understood it to be a retired policeman in Phitsanulok who had left the force many years ago and was now 70 who was getting married to a 17 year old. That was all I know.”
He said that it was not news from Krabi and that he had no intention of insulting anyone. Within no time “likes” had hit 10,000 and the story was attracting great interest amongst the Thais with positive and negative comment running about 50/50.
Pailin Shona on Facebook said : “What a shame for the poor girl. Getting married to that old snakehead.”
While Maximus Boona said “it is a win win for both sides.”
Britney Bee said “Go ahead and get married girl – you’ll soon get your life insurance payout.”
But Jasmine Dearden said: “The bride is so white. So lovely. Young and old men will be envious of you granddad.”
The page has since been taken down.