Biker Trash here………
I have seen many commentators on Social Media talking all kinds of shit about Support Clubs. About how they look down on them and how they think they are “Bitch Clubs” and what not. About how they don’t care and or respect what they are rocking on their vests:
Let me begin with “You get what you give.” How you conduct yourself and represent what you wear says far more to me than what it is you actually have stitched on. Remember that those Patches do not make you, they only represent who and what you are; they represent your journey. And any Club worth it’s salt will ensure you earned every Patch on your vest. Including that support Patch. My respect is not cheep. It is earned. When I see your patches I have an expectation. Either you live up to that or you don’t. And if you don’t I question your Clubs protocols/screening/teaching. You are a representative of your Club by wearing that Patch. The things you do reflect on your Brotherhood. So never think a Patch Alone earns you anything (good or bad). It simply sets an expectation to those on the set by communicating who and what you are/claim to be/represent.
So where does that leave you? You should no more respect someone than you disrespect them. The way you treat them is entirely dependent upon how that Patch Holder treats you and represents their Brotherhood. If they show respect it should be returned. None of which has anything to do with any particular Patch someone is “rocking”. But on a side note; always keep in mind that they are a part of a larger family. And never make the mistake of thinking that just because they are Support that they can’t handle their business. Because there is always more than one way to school someone on the finer points of respect.