Channel Seven are roasted over mid game interview where Abbey Holmes questioned a grimacing Brisbane Lions player suffering from a painful cramp
- Channel Seven slammed for interviewing player while being treated for a cramp
- Brisbane Lions star Luke Hodge was taken off the field due to a cramp in his leg
- While he was being treated Abbey Holmes decided to run over and question him
Channel Seven have been slammed for going onto the field during an AFL game and interviewing a player while he was suffering from a cramp.
Brisbane Lions star Luke Hodge had to be taken off the field partway through the third quarter while playing against Collingwood on Thursday night.
While he lay on the ground being treated from trainers for a cramp in his leg, Channel Seven’s Abbey Holmes decided to run over and fire off some questions.
Channel Seven have been slammed for going onto the field during an AFL game and interviewing a player while he was suffering from a cramp
She crouched next to Hodge and questioned whether his injury was serious as he grimaced through the treatment.
The actions have been slammed by fans online who weren’t impressed with what they witnessed.
ABC Offsiders panellist Richard Hings was one of many who took to Twitter to roast the move and call it ‘total rubbish’.
‘Players being interviewed while they are playing games is total rubbish. “Access” gone mad. Save it for the novelty events,’ Mr Hinds wrote.
Freelance sport writer Ron Reed claimed Channel Seven had too much access: ‘Ch 7 demand for access out of control when they’re sticking a mic in Hodge’s face while he’s being treated at the bench. And for what result?’
Many fans agreed with the sentiments of Mr Reed, questioning the interviewer’s professionalism.
Brisbane Lions star Luke Hodge had to be taken off the field partway through the third quarter while playing against Collingwood on Thursday night
‘Looked like a very amateurish effort and an obviously unwanted intrusion. The reporter was lucky to be able to leave with that mic still in hand rather than lodged elsewhere,’ one fan tweeted.
‘This is disgraceful. Mouth full of water. In obvious distress due to physical treatment. Leave the player alone. No shame. No understanding. No respect. Horrible broadcasting,’ another person wrote.
‘Garbage from C7. Embarrassing,’ one fan wrote.
‘Abbey Holmes interviewing Luke Hodge on the interchange was ridiculous.’
‘Might just be me, but don’t really rate sticking a microphone in the face of a professional player mid match while they are trying to get treatment and re-hydrate as good TV. No value add there,’ another person said.
Fans agreed with the sentiments of Mr Reed with some calling it a ‘amateur’ and an ‘unwanted intrusion’