Jan 18, 2011, 10:01 AM EDT
There are times when you’d like to see the press act more like stalkers; like in the run-up to the Iraq War, for instance. But this is just creepy. James McOnie, who works for a satirical TV sports show called A Crowd Goes Wild, has again turned up at a Maria Sharapova press conference, asking stupid questions and this time wielding a sign. So far, sounds funnier than SportsDome. From News.com.au:
A ‘stalker’ continues to freak out Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, the latest run-in coming after her first-round win over Thailand’s Tamarine Tanasugarn in Melbourne on Monday.
James McOnie, a New Zealand journalist is facing a possible censure from Australian Open officials after showing up at the post-game media conference where he unveiled a sign reading “I am not a stalker.”
“I don’t know why you’re here today,” Sharapova said. “That shouldn’t have happened. You even have a sign. Oh, goodness, that’s wrong.”
McOnie first showed up at Sharapova’s press conferences during the ASB Classic in New Zealand earlier this month.
There’s a fine line between sports reporting and stalking. Anyway, just look at the photo above. Form an orderly line, ladies.
- So long folks, it’s time for me to take off 18
- Man wins full marathon while pushing his daughter in a baby stroller (video) 14
- Lock and load, it’s youth baseball fundraising time: league raffling off AR-15 rifle (video) 8
- Sim Bhullar is a large basketball player, and I mean it. Anybody want a peanut? 0
- What’s with kids and all these death-defying stunts? 674
- Nothing to see here…just a 70-yard field goal by a high-schooler (video) 3
- None found