Chris Gayle doesn't know boundaries
THE EDITOR, Sir:
Let me start by saying I don't like, and have never liked, the person Chris Gayle. I have observed him publicly over the last few years and have come to the inescapable conclusion that being talented with money does not excuse you from being a punk.
This recent incident in Australia just underlines the reality that he lacks a sense of boundaries and an understanding of public behaviour which, while dismissed in Jamaica, is unacceptable in the wider developed world. No one is exempt.
The great Joe Namath, a legendary NFL quarterback, did a similar thing while intoxicated and was appropriately pilloried in the media. All women of any professional standing should speak out against this, but I note that there are those who have tried to defend him.
This is not to say that after the interview he does not have the right to ask out the person. But not in the middle of the interview! How would he like to be interrupted for an interview while he is batting?
Clearly based on the apology that he gave, he still does not get it. He needs to grow up, but at this stage I am not confident that he will.
Christiana PO, Manchester