This week, the University of Michigan may have made the best decision for its football program since hiring Jim Harbaugh as its head coach.
In the interest of public safety, the school officially added selfie sticks to the list of banned items at home football games at Michigan Stadium.
“The mention of selfie sticks is to be clear to the public that the sticks are included in the traditional prohibition of flagpoles, tripods and projectiles,” Diane Brown, a spokeswoman for U-M’s Division of Safety and Security, told MLive.com.
Michigan made this decision in the interest of public safety, but the school doesn’t need any elaborate explanation to convince me of this update to its stadium code of conduct.
Selfie sticks are just the worst. In crowded areas, they are an abhorrent invasion of personal space and tools only meant to promote narcissism while avoiding contact with strangers. Want a picture from the game? Ask someone around you to take the photo. It’s not that hard, and you might actually make a new friend to high-five after touchdowns.
Additionally, the school has banned drones from flying over the stadium during games.
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