A West Indian cricket star is in hot water following his attempt at picking up a news reporter during a live interview.
Chris Gayle probably didn't think his brief interview with Network Ten reporter Mel McLaughlin would go viral, but after he prompted her with a post-match drink, sh*t hit the fan.
McLaughlin, to her credit, was quick to rebuff the 36-year-old's weak attempt at spitting game.
She then quickly attempted to get back to talking about the cricket match.
As a result of Gayle's comments, the Big Bash League, the Australian league Gayle plays in, made the following statement.
Journalist Neroli Meadows voiced her support for Mel McLaughlin.
Journalist Piers Morgan, however, was more sympathetic toward Gayle.
It's 2016, Mr. Gayle. Get with the times.
Citations: West Indies batsman Chris Gayle shocks with drink offer to journalist on live TV (Stuff.co.nz)