It’s been a busy week with all the Penn State drama, the baseball trade deadline looming and Logan Morrison inciting a vicious breastfeeding-in-public debate on Twitter. So it was a little difficult to decide where to shift my focus for this week’s FAIL. Then I remembered that the Olympics officially kick off today, so obviously we’re going to focus on that.
And boy was it easy to find some material. Two things I learned this week:
1. Unless you want to royally piss off an entire country, try not to use the wrong flag when introducing their players…even more so if that team is North Korea and you’re using a South Korea flag.
THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED AT THE OLYMPICS. (Image via @JamesCrossan)
Needless to say, the North Korea women’s soccer team refused to take the field for over an hour after this.
2. If someone is a FOUR-TIME Olympic swimmer, there is no possible way that person can be considered “fat”. Guess that bit of information wasn’t relayed to the Australian newspaper Melbourne’s Herald Sun who posted a picture of Leisel Jones (who is representing Australia in the summer games) with the caption: ”The Olympic veteran’s figure is in stark contrast to that of 2008.”
Oh, but it didn’t stop there. THEY HAD A POLL. Yes, a poll asking whether their readers thought Jones was fat or not. Guys, if people are thinking that Olympic swimmers are fat, there is absolutely no hope for the rest of us. We may as well embrace our Wall-E futures, stock up on some potato chips and invest in a Rascal.