Sports reporters can encounter any number of obstacles they need to work around in order to do their job effectively. However, inflatable bananas aren’t typically one of them.
But this Italian soccer reporter recently found himself thrown into the gauntlet with an inflatable banana-wielding menace. The dead-eyed banana man was hell-bent on disturbing this reporter’s Deadline Day television hit outside Chelsea’s stadium for Sportitalia. The culprit remained deadpan the entire time and, for a while, it looked like he was going to come out victorious.
But then the tables turned drastically when the reporter finally decided he’d had enough. The man completely abandoned his report, snatched the banana away from the dude and then started beating him with it, promptly giving him a taste of his own medicine.
Was it an overreaction on the part of the reporter? On one hand, that dude was pretty damn annoying and nobody wants an inflatable banana in the face when you’re trying to do your damn day job. But, on the other hand, it could have been a lot worse. At least he didn’t get a big purple dildo in the ear.
I’m starting to think that sports reporting in America is really lame.