What happens when a college golf team gets a little bored during practice? They decide to take a completely random and hilarious photo of themselves posing nude behind their clubs. Problem is, the internet is a very powerful tool and when you post something of this nature on Facebook, it tends to go viral and can result in some pretty heavy consequences. The Bethany College golf team better known as the Swedes found out the hard way after the school’s athletic director suspended them from three tournaments.
“I had no idea they were doing it. After one of (the golfers) put it on Facebook, then it got sent to me. I’ve been around a long time and I think this is a case of young people who just don’t think beyond the moment and don’t realize who they’re hurting. Until someone sat them down and explained that they did something wrong, they didn’t have any idea, but I think they understand now.”
It doesn’t help that Bethany College is associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It brings a whole new meaning to the term W.W.J.D? (Too soon?) While I get the suspension and the logic behind it, I think the photo is absolutely hilarious, completely harmless and a good little keepsake for the team to look back on and remember when they’re married and have kids. Just maybe to hang it above the mantle.