The problems this hoverboard thing has caused sha. Video footage of a priest zooming around on a hoverboard during Christmas Eve mass at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal in Biñan Parish in the Philippines has spread like wildfire on social media and while many appear delighted with the sermon, the unnamed priest hovered into the bad books of his local Manila diocese, who suspended him over the incident.
In an online statement, the Diocese of San Pablo condemned the incident, saying it was a violation of the ‘highest form of worship.’ The diocese further said in a statement on its Facebook page that ‘The priest said that it was a wake-up call for him; he acknowledged that his action was not right and promised that it will not happen again… He will be out of the parish and will spend some time to reflect on this past event. He would like to apologise for what happened.’
Hoverboards were one of the top Christmas presents this year despite a storm of controversy surrounding the risk of falling off the battery-powered scooters not to mention their propensity to spontaneously combust. The Philippines is considering banning the self-balancing devices over escalating safety concerns.
My two-cents? That was some pretty cool stunt the priest pulled. #NoFurtherComment!