Young man destroys Portuguese King statue taking selfie

Young man destroys Portuguese King statue

The dreaded Selfie, many think that the selfie is harmless, but when people want to get that perfect shot, things tend to go wrong.

A young man’s attempt to take a selfie snapshot with the statue of a 16th century Portuguese king ended badly when the 126-year-old statue crashed to the ground and shattered.

The man, whom police did not identify, knocked over the statue and then tried to run for it before being caught by the police.

Dom Sebastiao, who ruled between 1557 and 1578, is a tragic figure in Portuguese history, dying in battle at the age of 24 during a crusade of his own making in Morocco.

His body was never properly identified, giving rise to a legend that the king would one day return to claim his throne and save Portugal in times of trouble.