I have to give credit where credit is due.
As you can see, this isn’t a new thing.
In 2014, we reported that a group of players from the New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers all agreed to do their picture with fans and the media at Gillette Stadium during Super Bowl LI.
A year later, a group from the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders all agreed.
And a few more players have since followed suit.
The trend is growing, but it is hard to gauge just how widespread the practice is.
If you’re wondering what the best way to avoid this type of thing is, I’m here to help.
Here are my top tips to avoid getting a selfie with your favorite players.1.
Get it from a trusted source2.
Always remember the rules for selfie taking are clear3.
Keep a cool head and keep your emotions in check4.
If you get a selfie that you really like, take a selfie of yourself with the same photo of the other person5.
Make sure your friends know you’re there6.
Be aware that you may not be the only one who wants to take a picture with you7.
If something is going on in the game, say something.
Don’t just stand there in silence8.
Make it clear that you are asking for a selfie9.
Don: a) know the rules of selfie taking, and b) say yes if the person you are posing with says yes10.
If the person asks for a picture, say yes again, but with a different picture of yourself11.
If a player is having a bad day, say sorry12.
Don’ t take pictures with the people around you or the media in front of you13.
Don’: a) make sure you don’t give away your location or the people in front, and/or b) use the hashtag #Proud to share your experience14.
Use the hashtag “LOL” to get more social media attention15.
Be mindful that your photos may end up in the hands of TMZ or other gossip sites16.
Don:’ a) don’t say no, and if the photo is posted on a social media site, make sure it’s not taken by someone who doesn’t want you to take the picture.17.
Don”: a) keep your words clear and respectful, and remember that you’re posing with a group you’re more comfortable talking to, and you should always be prepared to take responsibility for the photo that’s posted18.
Don’; a) always respect the privacy of other people and make sure that you don’ t post your photos on a private social media platform, andb) don’ a) get a picture of your own face.