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Selfies are not the problem, bad journalists are

How dare a team have fun!

YOU MONSTERS - the Daily Mail, probably
YOU MONSTERS - the Daily Mail, probably
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If you are the type to get mad at players for taking photos of themselves in the locker room after a win, then you need to readjust your own life, since there's a very good chance it's full of unhappiness and depression.

Why do I say this? Because today in SELFIE OUTRAGE, we have the Mail stepping up and falling on their face with this lovely line:

There's a reason they call it the Daily Fail. I don't really care about what other clubs took selfies yesterday and didn't get similarly harsh treatment online - that's not the point of this post. My issue is simply this: what grown-ass adult thinks it's important to take the time to to look at someone else (or a group of someone elses) and call them out publicly for doing something harmless and fun that they enjoy?

I mean, let's look at what happened here. What happened here was, after a sports game, the players in that sports game who won were very happy. They decided to record that happiness for posterity, and share it with people who also like the sports team they're on. This is what's called "fun". It's harmless, it's awesome to see, and I for one am glad that the team I follow and love is having fun right now, because that means I'm also having fun. Until I have to write stuff like this, anyway.

Journalists: What is going on in your life that is so awful that you feel the need to get angry at players taking a picture of themselves and the rest of the team while celebrating a nice win? Are you currently eating Arby's while looking at your ex-wife's Facebook page? I'm willing to bet you are.