MLS Player Celebrates Goal by Taking Selfie with Fans (Video + Pic)
It was only a matter of time.
When Ellen Degeneres took the famous Oscar selfie that set the world record for re-tweets back in February, a kind of selfie arms race began in which every selfie-taking person on earth tried to outdo every other selfie-taking person on earth with the epicness of their selfies. So it was only a matter of time before some athlete came along and took an actual selfie in the midst of a celebration.
Turns out that person was Dom Dwyer, an English striker for Sporting Kansas City of the MLS.
Dwyer scored the lone Kansas City goal in the 33rd minute of yesterday’s 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire in Kansas City. And immediately after scoring, Dwyer ran over to the corner, grabbed a cell phone from a photographer, and took a selfie with teammate Soony Saad and several jacked up Sporting fans.
Take a look:
Of course, Dwyer got a well-deserved yellow card for the hijinks. But based on the fact that the photographer in question seemed to know exactly what to do, as well as the fact that the photo from the phone made its way onto Sporting KC’s official Twitter account…
— Sporting Kansas City (@SportingKC) July 6, 2014
…I’m thinking this whole thing might just have been a publicity stunt cooked up by Dwyer and Sporting Kansas City.
Hell, I’ll even go a step further. Given how badly the MLS wants to capitalize on the soccer buzz generated by the USMNT at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, I would’t be surprised if they were in on it too. And if it was a giant conspiracy, well hats off to them. That’s some good viral marketing.
Hat Tip – [101 Great Goals]