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Jamaican cricket player Chris Gayle has been fined by his club for hitting on Australian sports reporter Mel McLaughlin.
Of course, seeing as how most female sports reporters are pretty attractive, and how many pro athletes tend to be pretty full of themselves, this sort of thing probably happens all the time. What makes this instance particularly outrageous and inappropriate is the fact that it involved a very prominent player…and that it happened on live television during an in-game interview.
McLaughlin was trying to get Gayle to share his thoughts about cricket during a recent match between his Melbourne Renegades and the Hobart Hurricanes of Australia’s Big Bash League. Unfortunately, the former captain of the West Indies international team immediately made it clear to McLaughlin that the only thing he was interested in was getting her into bed.
Take a look:
Needless to say, a lot of people out there were outraged by this incident, while there were plenty of others who were outraged at the outrage. That’s just how the internet works.
In reality, the only people who really need to be outraged were McLaughlin, her colleagues, and the Melbourne Renegades. And as you heard, McLaughlin’s broadcasting colleague took Gayle to task almost immediately, while the Renegades have fined Gayle $10,000 AUD ($7,142 USD).
But hey, if you realy feel the need to be outraged about something, go ahead. It’s a free internet.
Hat Tip – [BBC]