Bulgarian government official booted for playing FarmVille

Council member gets ploughed

The City of Plovdiv in Bulgaria booted council member Dimitar Kerin for playing FarmVille during council meetings. His defense? Fellow councilman Daniela Zhelyazkova was already at level 46 while Kerin was only at level 40.

As reported by Canvas Staff Reports on MyFoxchattanooga.com, Kerin leveraged the council chambers' wireless connection and a laptop provided to him by the city to access FarmVille during council meetings. Kerin was warned several times by council chairman Ilko Iliev, but the proverbial banhammer came down when council member Todor Hristov filed a formal movement to boot Kerin from the council so he could spend more time on his virtual farm.

Kerin defended himself by saying that other council members and City Hall officials also played Farmville on the city's technology.

According to reports, the vote to oust Kerin passed at only 20-19.