Brno Basketball Court Becomes Viral Internet Sensation
In the final days of 2018, a basketball court in Medlánky went viral around the world on social media and other websites. The surface under the hoop is covered in gravel. Title photo: Daniel Daňýk Režný // Facebook.
Brno, Jan 3 (BD) – The photo of the basketball court has been shared hundreds of times on various sites, with many social media users making jokes about its absurdity. It all started with a post in the Facebook group “Sympatizanti Nahovnysmu” by Daniel Daňýk Režný, who shared a photo from a children’s basketball court in Brno, in which he holds a handful of the small stones from the surface of the court under the hoop. Režný wrote a sarcastic comment alongside the picture: “Brno is introducing a prototype of the first basketball court with a gravel surface. This will cut down on boring dribbling, and the confused running around will lead to more shooting. Coming soon to all gravel courts (formerly hard-floors) at basketball stadiums.”
Mayor of Medlánky Michal Marek (Independent) acknowledged the joke and explained the situation, as reported by Brno online news site Brněnská Drbna (“Fotka basketbalového hřiště s kačírkem
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