Cricketer’s sexist behaviour spotlights how female sports reporters are treated
Cricket superstar Chris Gayle’s boorish comments towards TV reporter Mel McLaughlin Monday have drawn ire from the media and the public alike, with some pointing out this is no one-off for female sports journalists.
The incident occurred when Gayle had just finished batting for Big Bash League cricket team, the Melbourne Renegades, in Hobart. He was interviewed by McLaughlin about his performance, but proceeded to ask her out for a drink, telling her “don’t blush baby.”
A visibly shocked McLaughlin responded with “I’m not blushing,” and continued the interview to the sound of chuckling from the commentary box. Read more…