The photography industry has ostracised Olympian Simon Williams for refusing to bite his Bronze medal.
Williams, who won bronze in one of those shooting events normally won by a man who looks like your dad, said he found it strange to be asked to bite his medal for the photographers.
He explained “Firstly, I believe the International Olympic Committee when they say this medal is bronze – what is it about their track record of cutting corners and maximising profits that makes you think they can’t be trusted?
“And second of all, I wouldn’t know the difference between bronze and imitation bronze just from biting it.
“I’m a delivery driver, not a metallurgist.
Professional sports photographers, however, have claimed that Williams has left them without any useable photos which they can sell to the papers.
As one explained, “Mo’s got the Mo-bot, Bolt has got the lightning bolt; everyone else has got the ‘biting the medal face’ – that’s what the public wants.
“I can’t sell a photo which screams ‘fat man grinning like he’s won at bingo’.
“Unless he’s nude, or on benefits, then the Daily Mail might be interested.”