Geoff Shreeves - The World's Most Insensitive Sports TV
Geoff Shreeves - The World's Most Insensitive Sports TV Interviewer ?
Geoff Shreeves has come if for a lot of criticism for the apparent glee he seemed to experience when he burst the bubble of the unfortunate Branislav Ivanovic after Chelsea's victory in the CL Semi-final.
Lest you’ve been in hiding:
Shreeves: “Can you clear one thing up for us? Were you booked after the penalty?”
Ivanovic: “Yeah, I was.”
Shreeves: “You know that means you’re out of the final now?”
Ivanovic: “Yeah? I don’t know?”
Shreeves: “Unfortunately that means you DON’T play in the final.”
It's been the focus of massive internet interest since.
However Geoff's lack of tact pales into insignificance compared to the comments by a Philidelphia Hack before the '81 SuperBowl :-
The story is recounted by American sports writer Bud Shaw about a press conference with Oakland Raiders quarterback Jim Plunkett before the 1981 Super Bowl.
Plunkett was asked about his parents, the player speaking “in low, respectful tones about growing up in a special needs household, that his mother was blind and that his father, also blind, had passed away”.
A reporter from the Philadelphia tried to jump in with a follow-up question, but kept getting beaten to it by colleagues. About five questions later, when the subject had moved on from Plunkett’s parents, he piped up: “Jimmy, Jimmy? I want to make sure I have this right: was it dead mother, blind father or blind mother, dead father?”