Thursday, 31 July 2014
Two Commonwealth Games Security Staff Sacked For taking Selfies With Usain Bolt
Two security guards have reportedly been 'sacked' yesterday from the Commonwealth Games for taking selfies with Usain Bolt while he was training. It was reported that the two men approached the Jamaican fastest runner Usain Bolt and asked to take photo with him.
They were then 'punted' or sacked by a supervisor who had asked them to put their mobile phones away while the Jamaican sprinter was training.
The athlete was using the track to prepare for the 4x100m relay which takes place at Hampden Park tomorrow night. Officials are now said to have told staff at the games to be professional and not approach athletes for 'selfies'.
An official from the Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014, said: 'When Bolt is in house, people are reminded he's here to compete not to pose for personal photos. People are reminded to concentrate on their jobs and the job at hand.' A source told The Evening Standard that a supervisor told those on duty that they should not take photos with their mobile phone.