SPORTING BODIES PLANNING TO BAN PODIUM SELFIES
It’s been highly rumoured among sporting bodies that selfies will no longer be permitted on the winner’s podium
The selfie craze, which has become a global phenomenon, involves the art of taking a photograph of oneself, typically with a smartphone and then immediately sharing via social media.
The trend, which has recently become popular among those wishing to capture their moment of celebration following a race victory, is set to be stamped out for safety reasons.
In a 53-page document titled “Safety 1st, Selfies 2nd”, drafted up by safety officials following a painstaking 12-month study, it has been suggested that those partaking in the act of selfification are at a higher risk of falling off the podium than those who don’t own a smartphone.
“It’s becoming seriously dangerous up there,” told John of Promoting Safe Selfies. “Between the winner’s trophies, champagne bottles, product placements such a helmets, GoPros and the like, there just isn’t much room left for the riders to stand on the podium let alone take a bloody photo.
“Someone’s going to fall off and injure themselves. Where would we be then if the guy who just won the race ended up in hospital with a broken leg trying to take a selfie?”
Enduro21.com will be keeping an eye on the recent podium selfie ban and hope the ruling fizzles out during the next 24 hours.