Olympics: smile, or be arrested

This is from the ‘it would be funny if it were not actually true’ files…

A man was actually arrested during an Olympic event because he was ‘not smiling enough’.

Never mind that he has Parkinsons’, and thus stiff facial muscles:  the idiocy of the Olympic oppression has no bounds…

A father with Parkinson’s disease was arrested as he watched the Olympic cycling road race because he ‘failed to smile or look like he was enjoying himself’.

Mark Worsfold, a martial arts trainer and former soldier, claims that he  was thrown to the floor and handcuffed just as cyclists passed by.

His worried wife Nicola only found out he was being held after she reported him missing when he did not turn up for their daughter’s ninth birthday party.

Ah, yes – this defines the Olympic phenomenon , as it does all other forms of totalitarianism!