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‘Yes Wii can’?: Jordanian MP caught playing video games in parliament

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One Jordanian MP seems to have taken the metaphor politics as a “game” almost quite literally when he entertained himself with a “football” app on his smartphone, not giving his full attention to a serious speech being made by the country’s prime minister inside the 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.