Fan Takes Selfie with Collapsed Cyclist, Apologizes After Receiving Backlash

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMay 13, 2014

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An ill-timed selfie has one cycling fan wishing that he had kept his phone in his pocket.

Marcel Kittel collapsed after winning the third stage at the Giro d’Italia in Dublin on Sunday. It was Kittel's second straight stage win after battling Ben Swift over the final stretch of the 187-km (116 miles) race. Instead of helping the exhausted cyclist up, a fan thought it would be a great time to snap a selfie:

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As you might expect, the fan received some backlash for taking advantage of the situation and snapping a picture, leading to the fan issuing an apology:

It looks like Kittel has accepted the apology. He retweeted the apology note, so this matter appears to have reached a conclusion.

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