The media and sports drama go together like two Siamese twins, with both elements not being able to function exclusively without each other in the world of sportsbetting. And with reporters, on one hand, always seeking to find headlines and juicy stories at all costs, and the sports personalities, on the other hand, either looking to take advantage of the media or avoid making headlines for private reasons; a lot of awkwardness is guaranteed to be part and parcel of sports interviews. With that in mind, here is our compilation of the most awkward sports interviews in Sportsbetting history:
Bobby Bonilla at His Best/Worst?
Interviewer: Art MacFarlane, Interviewee: Bobby Bonilla, Date: 4/1/1994
Classic Mike Tyson!
Interviewer: Russ Salzberg, Interviewee: Mike Tyson, Date: 1/12/1999
Shaquille O’Neal and his Political Correctness
Meet Asante Samuel, the Homophobe
Interviewer: Chris McKendry, Interviewee: Asante Samuel, Date: 5/2/2013
No Questions Please! Andy Reid.
Interviewer: Sal Paolantonio, Interviewee: Andy Reid, Date: 20/9/2013
“I’m just here so I won’t get fined”
Interviewers: NFL Media Day, Interviewee: Marshawn Lynch, Date: 27/1/2015
Jose Mourinho Walks Out of an Interview
Interviewer: Jonathan Pearce, Interviewee: Jose Mourinho, Date: 11/2/2015