Twitter Reactions: Chris Gayle flirts with BBL anchor faces strong criticism
Updated - Jan 4, 2016 4:37 pm
Chris Gayle is known to be a character. He does all that what is needed with his bat and once he switches off that mode he is still unstoppable a player. He has always been a party animal and has girls hanging around him all around the world; but this time, he probably chose the wrong platform and the wrong girl to ask out. While BBL anchor Mel McLaughlin was interviewing him after his stormy knock of 41 he said, “I wanted to come and have an interview with you as well,”
“That’s the reason why I’m here, just to see your eyes for the first time. It’s nice so. Hopefully we can win this game and have a drink after. Don’t blush, baby.”
Anthony Everard the head of the BBL who was also in attendance during the game, sharply criticized Gayle’s comments. He said, “I heard Chris’ comments and they’re disrespectful and simply inappropriate,”
“We’ll certainly be talking to him and the Renegades about it. This league is all about its appeal to kids, families and females. There’s just no place in the BBL – or, for that matter, cricket anywhere – for that sort of behaviour.”
Melbourne Renegades’ Chief Executive Stuart Coventry responded in a similar tone to Everard and said, “There is just no place for that sort of behaviour”.
David Barham, Channel Ten’s head of sport, was quoted by The Herald Sun saying, “We will be seeking an apology,”
He also added that they were “deeply offended” by Gayle’s comments. “We won’t be using him in the game anymore. Unless things change in the next few days, it’s not happening. It was totally inappropriate behaviour. Mel’s a working journalist doing a job.”
The twitter world had its say on the issue, here are the Twitter Reactions:
Wait buddy, that was wrong???? No man, i dnt think so , Chris gayle was just joking and thts fine dear
— AkShAy (@akshaysheoran) January 4, 2016
Ladies and Gentlemen..
Chris Gayle is flirting live on TV..????? pic.twitter.com/w9Q4WlOhbQ
— Rishabh dev (@rishabhdev5) January 4, 2016
— A ? ?? (@_OnlyPakistan) January 4, 2016
If Chris Gayle doesn't say "don't blush baby" at the end, he gets away with that interview for me.
— Ashley Nixon (@ashleynixon95) January 4, 2016
— Asiri Wickramanayake (@Asiriwick11) January 4, 2016
Chris gayle-Dont blush baby
me- ohh shitt bhwahahahahhahaha #BBL
— weird chick☔ (@weird_chick51) January 4, 2016
1 thing i love about this country is that we like to take the piss and joke around. Thats all that chris gayle did, lighten up lads
— Alex Sergacome (@Alex_AMS96) January 4, 2016
Really like @henrygayle as a cricketer but he's shown himself to be a bit of a prat as person.
— Darryl.Gregory (@Darryl_G91) January 4, 2016
If @henrygayle asking an interviewer out for a drink live on air is offensive then 2016 is officially the year the sense of humour died ?
— Jon Bennett (@jonbennett9) January 4, 2016
Chris Gayle was not sexist or disrespectful at all. Is no one allowed to have a joke anymore? #bbl
— Brad. (@bradtheking89) January 4, 2016
What's with Chris Gayle?? Did he really ask McLovin out??
— Shan (@klpe) January 4, 2016
Chris Gayle is a douchebag. Put the poor lady in an awkward situation. ? #BBL05
— Raees Lʌɗƙʌ (@tomnjerrytwo) January 4, 2016
Gayle's behaviour admonished by BBL, CA https://t.co/V4ArH4usFu
— Omer Altaf (@omeraltaf1) January 4, 2016
Chris Gayle is over-hyped player. I don't know why they select this selfish moron. He rarely plays well when his country needs him the most.
— SecularScientist (@SwarupPhD) January 4, 2016
Meanwhile, Chris Gayle just tried to score with the news anchor.. He really is leading a thug life on and off the field. ??
— Sridhar (@NameisSridhar) January 4, 2016
— Dave Swami (@Deviouswami) January 4, 2016
Chris Gayle trying to flirt during an interview is so cringeworthy. I love how she instantly shoots him down within seconds #DontBlushBaby
— Joseph (@Joe_Turner150) January 4, 2016
Did you see Gayle ask McLaughlin for a drink?
Watch: Chris Gayle flirts with BBL anchor Mel McLaughlin