West Indies athlete Chris Gayle has been penalized A$10,000 ($7,200; £4,900) by his club for “unsuitable conduct” when he question a television newscaster for a date in a very live interview.
Gayle was talking to journalist Mel McLaughlin throughout an enormous Bash League T20 match in port on Mon.
“To see your eyes for the primary time is good. Hopefully we will have a drink subsequently. do not blush baby,” he said.
Gayle has aforementioned he’s sorry, however that the reaction was “out of proportion”.
Apparently creating light-weight of the episode, the athlete later tweeted a photograph of Associate in Nursing empty bed, speech he was tired.
He then aforementioned his associate Dwayne Bravo was shopping for him a meal as a result of his “pockets were empty”.He additionally retweeted a comment from broadcaster and cricket fan Piers Morgan, United Nations agency aforementioned he was “outraged at the outrage” at Gayle being “a bit nervy to a feminine TV reporter”.
Gayle was respondent queries from Network Ten’s McLaughlin when a match once he created the remark, that was wide condemned as sexist.
The former archipelago take a look at captain told reporters on Tuesday: “There wasn’t something meant to be disrespectful or offensive to Mel. If she felt that means, i am extremely pitying that.
“It was an easy joke. the sport was occurring. amusement, things get out of proportion however this stuff happen.”
McLaughlin has aforementioned his date request was “a little unsatisfactory as a result of i am not accustomed seeing that”.
“I do not really need to be the topic of such conversations,” she told her network.