Not unless you want to get arrested and spend five years in jail for “offending public morality.” Oh, and you work for a news organization in a country ruled by strict Islamic law.
The photo, of Real Madrid soccer star Sami Khedira and his mostly naked hot blond model girlfriend (how many times do you get to use that phrase in a sentence?), Lena Gercke, on the cover of GQ magazine is tame by western standards, but in the country of Tunisia, where Khedira’s father is from, it’s grounds for an ass-kicking. As a result, three journalists from Tunisian newspaper Attounissia have been arrested for republishing the images. International news organizations are demanding their release, an end to censorship and more naked pictures of Gercke. But mostly the pictures.
This usually happens to high school jocks, not high school coaches.
This time though, an adult who should have known better is the one caught by social media mania. Paul Withee, football coach at Oxford Hills (Maine) resigned this week after the picture appeared on his personal Facebook page. Withee claims the naked photo was intended for his girlfriend, but it ended up on his public page instead. Oops!
The photo was up for only about ten minutes, and there’s no evidence that any of the players or students at Oxford saw it, but the parent of a player did, and that was enough to launch an internal investigation at the school. Which led to Withee’s resignation.
The real lesson here? Screw Facebook. No one would have batted an eye if this had been on his MySpace page. Everyone’s naked on MySpace.
Yes, you read that right, the shorts-wearing streaker grabbed and tackled a Samoan rugby player during a match this past week. Using these guys are just out for a drunken run across the field and a chance to delight the crowd as they run away from overweight security guards. But not this time. We are starting to see something new here friends: fans running out onto the field to attack opposing players. And security forces don’t seem able to stop it.
Is it part of our “I’m famous because I was on TV for five seconds” culture, or is fan angry getting so ratcheted up that we can’t tell the difference between being FOR our team and AGAINST their rivals?
Jereme Rogers is considered one of the top professional skaters in the world. He also attributes his athletic skills to God . . . which isn’t a problem, except when you also allegedly do some heavy drugs, get nekkid and tear up a New York City hotel in the process. Was that inspired by God or Satan? Guess the courts will decide that.
The inspired rampage took place at Afinia Shelburne hotel when Rogers started tearing down framed pictures along the 11th floor hallway. The X-Games star was charged with criminal mischief and unlawful possession of marijuana.
Best to pick you streaking venues wisely, young man.
It’s one thing to get drunk and run out in front of a crowd of other adults at a pro game, quite another to to chose a game being played by teenagers in front a stands filled with school kids on a field trip.
Yeah, that’s world class stupid. And also why Craig Knight, 20, of Goldstone Villas, Hove, (United Kingdom) will banned from every football (soccer) stadium in the country for three whole years. Knight decided it would be fun to streak during an England under-19 match against Denmark at the American Express Community Stadium . . . with about 16,000 screaming fans, mostly children on school trips, according to reports.
In addition to the ban, Knight is on probation for 12 months and must do 100 hours of community service. Hopefully all of it with his clothes on.
We’ve heard of the Lingerie Football League (who hasn’t?) and the new Lingerie Basketball League . . . but TOPLESS women’s basketball? Where will the referee’s have to look for their jersey numbers? How will you call fouls . . . will anyone even care if there are fouls?
The basic information is that a couple of strip clubs in New York City are sponsoring the teams (The Headquarters Gentlemen’s Club and Rick’s Cabaret) and hiring former NBA stars–and apparently strip club regulars–Dennis Rodman and Spud Webb to be the coaches. The two clubs are currently recruiting players (you have to be at least 5’10″ ladies) and hope to host a game for charity soon.
Watch the video below from The Daily for additional details. Think they’ll have a fantasy league?