Selfie sticks banned in U.K. football stadiums

Selfie sticks banned in U.K. football stadiums
One of the hottest selling accessories for smartphones this past holiday season was the "selfie stick". As we explained back in August when we first brought the product to your attention, the selfie stick is a glorified broom handle that has a clip on the end that securely holds your phone. The idea is that by creating more distance between you and your phone, you can snap a selfie that shows more of the background and can even capture other people standing near you.

Stadiums throughout the U.K. have banned the "selfie stick," considering it a potential weapon in the hands of drunk, zealous fooball fans who might be a bit pissed off after a loss by the home team. It is the same reason why the New York Yankees stopped holding "Bat Day," handing out a potential weapon to 60,000 alcohol-drenched crazies who just absorbed 3 hours of hot sunshine.

So far, this has not been an issue in the states as the "selfie stick" has apparently not caught on in the U.S. No one in the country (or anywhere for that matter) relishes the idea of having their expensive handset strapped to a pole, and held up high enough as to assure that a cracked screen would be the result of a failed restraint.


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source: Mirror

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23 Comments

1. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Selfie sticks are waste of money.

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Waste of dignity.

12. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

^This...beat me to it...

18. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

waste of being lazy taking your own pic

6. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Lots of people like it and find it useful. Just cause you and other bunch of tards disagree doesn't mean its a waste of money cause your opinion or mine does not represent the majority of people. I KNOW! What a surprise.

20. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Unfortunately a lot of people are self absorbed. They think their own use case is the only one that matters.

2. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Now it just needs to be banned from the rest of the planet.

14. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

So what's wrong with taking your own picture? When there is no one to capture the moment for you... It helps forever alone geeks like is

4. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

well it sounds ridiculous to me to move in the street holding a stick!! after all it is a stick! anyways, i do not hold them!

7. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Many of the things we do, own etc were considered ridiculous just 50 years ago. And many other just 10 years ago.

5. DonkeySauce

Posts: 194; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Lets just call it what it really is... soccer.

8. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Thankfully 6.7billion people call it football

9. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

US, Canada, south Africa and australia call it soccer.

11. Colombianmax

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Exactly... 4 countries vs the whole world. I wonder who is calling it by the wrong name...

13. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

Ohh. banana, banano... give it a rest...

15. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

Even I'm canadian and call it football, none of that stupid version of rugby americans call football

22. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

It's not a ball, but an egg; it's not played with the feet, but with the hands. Therefore, the version of rugby for wussies would be better called "handegg".

16. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

That's because idiots in these four countries call other ball games they play mainly in their hands as football. Go figure who actually make sense.

17. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Don't you know? If it's the US, it's the world. Just like PA. It pretends to be American, when it's in fact Eastern European.

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Call it soccer here in the U.S.

10. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Misleading title, I wasn't sure if he was talking about football or soccer.

21. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

it's useful, yet it looks plain stupid sometimes. some people just need another reason not to ask others to take their group photo. well, just sayin' :)

23. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Sticks didn't catch on in the US? Have you gone out lately? In NYC, for instance, everybody and their dog had one of those stupid things used to take stupid pictures.

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