Fun and games in Jordan's parliament as MP gets on his Wii
A politician was seen playing a “football” game on his smartphone while Jordan’s Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour addressed an open session at the country’s parliament.
The Jordanian lawmaker used his finger to push around the digital “football” and scored virtual goals, but didn’t realize he had an onlooker who decided to record the incident and post it on the online video sharing website YouTube.
Photojournalist, Amjad al-Taweel, shot the amateur video which received more than 100,000 hits in its third day of broadcasting on YouTube.
The MP, who appears to be enjoying his football game a lot more than listening to the prime minister has only been filmed from above.
Taweel works for the Jordanian newspaper, al-Ghad, and has recorded a far more “upbeat” video in Parliament after an event earlier in March saw a Jordanian MP, angered by a fellow deputy, try and pull out a pistol.
That specific lawmaker, however, was encircled by his colleagues who managed to talk him down and calm the situation before it got out of hand.
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