Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Cricket player fined after asking female reporter for date during TV interview (VIDEO)

West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle has been fined  by his club for "inappropriate conduct" after he asked a TV reporter for a date during a live interview on Monday.

Gayle was speaking to Network Ten reporter Mel McLaughlin during a Big Bash League T20 match in Hobart when he popped what is being perceived as a sexist question to the 36-year-old Australian woman.

"To see your eyes for the first time is nice. Hopefully we can have a drink afterwards. Don't blush baby," he said as he hit on the attractive — but visibly uncomfortable — reporter.

Gayle has said he is sorry, but added that the backlash was "out of proportion."

Apparently making light of the episode, the cricketer later tweeted a photo of an empty bed, saying he was tired.

He then said his teammate Dwayne Bravo was buying him a meal because his "pockets were empty."

He also retweeted a comment from broadcaster and cricket fan Piers Morgan, who said he was "outraged at the outrage" at Gayle being "a bit cheeky to a female TV reporter."

Gayle may still face further sanctions from the league, but in an interview, McLaughlin accepted his apology and wants to put it behind her.

 "Let's move on," she said.

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