Strange sense of humor

2 Apr

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“Sagan squeezes ass podium girl”, read the headline of an article on AD.nl. My eyebrows frowned. A new cycling scandal? Or an early April Fools? Curious, I continuous reading. “Peter Sagan came in second in the Tour of Flanders, behind an untouchable Fabian Cancellara. Fortunately, the Slovakian had not lost his sense of humor. On stage he squeezed the blonde podium girl’s butt while she congratulated the winner.” There were two pictures accompanying the article. In the first picture we see the Slovak eye the blonde’s bottom while Cancellara gets a stereo kiss by the two podium girls. “So, he gets the kisses, I get the buttocks”, Sagan must be thinking. On the second picture he smiles at the camera, his hand now firmly squeezing the blonde’s butt. “What a king!” writes AD colleague Arjan Schouten on Twitter. A king? Humor?? I hope that our new king has a better sense of humor. Since when is butt squeezing funny? Fortunately I’m not the only one who does not get the joke. Immediately after the publication of the picture, there’s a storm of criticism on Twitter. Sagan hurries to his apologise. “Was not my intention to disrespect women today on the podium. Just a joke, sorry if someone was disturbed about it.”
What the blonde podium girl made of the whole thing? We can only guess, but I very much doubt that having your buttocks squeezed was part of her job description. Maybe she did indeed think it was funny. I for one can’t help but wonder what would have happened if she had pinched back (although there is obviously not much to squeeze in a stringy cyclist’s ass). Would people have found that equally funny? I would. But apparently, I have a strange sense of humor.

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3 Responses to “Strange sense of humor”

  1. tiny beunk April 2, 2013 at 7:25 am #

    Er veranderd ook HELEMAAL niks! Mijn reactie is/was ook: terugknijpen! En dan gewoon frontaal!

  2. James ( Rocket Piano ) Rawlins April 7, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    Cant believe any body would think this is a joke ,Alot of men today just look a women as a good time or a toy Very degrading to women .

  3. Donna DuCarme April 8, 2013 at 9:50 am #

    I tend to have an immediate and violent reaction to being manhandled without my permission. I wonder if he would’ve taken my “sorry, it was just a joke’ very well, as he was sitting on his butt in front of all the cameras?

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