The age of technology and sports melding together to become one has reached a tipping point, it seems.
Over the weekend, two unidentified AC Milan fans stormed the pitch at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field during their favorite club's friendly against Manchester City with just one intention: to take a selfie with Rossoneri star forward Mario Balotelli.
When they approached Balotelli, loving the spotlight as he does, he was more than happy to mug for the camera and, once again, end up on every soccer and general sports blog on the Internet.
#milan#selfie#Balotelli#me#ManCityVsMilan pic.twitter.com/17fQ1OJ1ob— NAWAF (@NA_B27) July 27, 2014
This comes, of course, just a few short weeks after Sporting Kansas City's Dom Dwyer made international headlines after he celebrated scoring a goal with a player-and-fan selfie of his own.
If you're concerned about the young men who invaded the field of play — whether they got locked up for a night — they claim, "no harm, no foul."
For the people who think that we got arrested. We got away with nothing. They didn't give us anything— NAWAF (@NA_B27) July 28, 2014
What do you think of these knucleheads? Is it funny that a picture as candid as this ends up on the Internet, or is the distraction and interruption of the game what resonates with you most?