WEB DESK: Chris Gayle has said to media that his comments to female reporter Mel Mchlaughlin during Big Bash League match were “just a joke”, that had been take out of context.
Chirs after the incident while speaking to media said,”There wasn’t anything meant to be disrespectful or offensive to Mel. If she felt that way, I’m really sorry for that. There wasn’t any harm meant in that particular way, to harm any particular person in any particular way like that. It was a simple joke. I’m sorry for that. We have to move on, simple.”
According to franchise Melbourne Renegades CEO Stuart Coventry:
“Chris’ comments were completely inappropriate and disrespectful. There is simply no place for these type of comments at the Melbourne Renegades.
We’ve had several discussions with Chris over the past day and he has acknowledged that his comments were out of line. We would also like to formally apologise to our members, supporters and the wider public for offence cause.
As a result of his comments, the Renegades have fined Chris $10,000 for inappropriate conduct.”