A SWEDISH POLITICIAN HAS GIVEN the world an eyeful of his genitals in a tattoo photo post to Instagram mishap.
Swedish politician Lars Ohly was trying to share a picture of the Liverpool FC insignia that he has had inked on this leg. What he did not consider was the low hanging fruit that accompanied it.
Ohly seems to have taken his genital dangle in his stride, and commented on Twitter - his account is protected - about his mishap.
"Ha, ha, I accidentally posted a picture on Instagram that showed more than intended. Now corrected," he said.
"Summer's wonderful. The willy picture is today's hot topic. Completely by accident, though. The future will see a more thorough uploading review process."
We aren't sharing the photo. We have seen it. We'll leave the sharing of the Swedish MP's junk to others.
According to a little chat that he had with The Local newspaper, one of his peers told him, "I'd planned to grill sausages tonight but now it's going to be chicken." We don't get the reference.
Ohly is not the first MP to have a social media mishap, and while he didn't share his genitals with anyone Ed Balls did famously tweet the message "Ed Balls" in an apparent searching error.
Labour MP Tom Watson once left his Twitter account open and foolishly in the control of an intern. That didn't turn out very well either.
"I should log out of my twitter so that my intern doesn't twit-rape me...," said a message on the MP's Twitter feed. "My boss is in a meeting, i've made a terrible mistake, im very sorry everyone, it wasn't meant to be offensive! logging him off now! sorry!"
Later Watson was contrite, saying, "I sincerely apologise for the recent tweet. A lesson learned for a young intern. She's also very sorry. I will deal with the matter offline." µ
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