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GayleChris Gayle, according to suggestions in the Australian media, may be banned from the Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia because of inappropriate comments which he made during a TV interview with Australian female journalist, Mel McLaughlin.
While many do not condone Gayle’s behaviour, which may have rightly been referred to as sexual harassment in the work place, many are wondering why a similar, seemingly more blatant incident involving a male Australian reporter, has received far less media coverage than that of Gayle, notwithstanding that it occurred within the very same week of what is now being referred to as Gaylegate!!

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49 Comments

  1. bigger
    January 19, 2016

    There is a time and place for every thing. The lady was disrespected LIVE for the whole world to see if he said that to her at a function or a bar that is acceptable a lot of black men in authority has huge egos especially if they well known. I played cricket in England against white teams and you’ll never know the profession of these until you socialize later at the bar but some of our guys wants to be seen to be important

  2. As if....
    January 19, 2016

    Some people are so outraged and, the impression I get, disgusted. They act like the man was ogling the woman’s breast or tried to ‘feel her up’. I think he was just high of his victory and didn’t noticing her uncomfortable expression because he was excited. Before the interview was over he apologized.

    I also think as a journalist she should be quick on her feet and should have thought of something witty to reply.

  3. Bwa Bande
    January 18, 2016

    Whey Whey Whey — Black people like to press black people eh. I don’t see anything disrespectful, I see flirting, by the way the reporter was blushing for real, but because her co workers thought Gayle had a chance of grabbing her, they make an issue. Tell the Aussie’s free- up man

  4. January 18, 2016

    Since when have our people lost their sense of reasoning and gotten so hooked up to all sorts of innuendoes. Using terms like inapropriate behaviour in the workplace. let’s be real, “Did the guy ask this waman to have SEX?”.How could an inocent “nice eyes lets have a drink later” cause so much pain and suffering that the rest of the world think Chris Gayle should be banned from all cricketing circles. Much-a-do-about- nothing; that hollier than thou attitude just doesn’t cut it.

  5. January 18, 2016

    Unacceptable behaviour. I am invting you to church where you can learn biblical principles on how to respect women.

  6. ches't lavie
    January 18, 2016

    Sexual harassment in a work place my foot. From since when a man not supposed to complement a woman about her eyes or ask to join him for a drink. That same reporter was caught a couple of months before hitting on an athlete in a interview on camera on an Australian beach.double standards or sexism or i guess she was not on the job. Hypocrisy at its best

  7. Floridian diaspora
    January 18, 2016

    I think you all are right when you all say that because he is black and she is white the media is blowing it out of proportion. At the same time I credit the media for keeping this at the surface. People like this needs to be properly exposed and make an example out of. Here we have a fine West Indian with wicked talent showcasing his skills in a foreign land and instead of making us proud he represents us by displaying his dirty hammers live on TV? Mr. Boldface!!! He must have thought that because he’s a millionaire and wears stupid du rags along with some glittering earrings he could get anybody. Nice try!!! As a well-travelled guy he should have known that the low class ways in which he approached women in the Caribbean might not necessarily work internationally. New environments calls for new tactics. Learn that sir or keep your stuff in your pants. Better luck next time. I hope he has a wife somewhere looking at this. Money and fame isn’t everything.

  8. The return of the Eagle
    January 18, 2016

    Chris Gayle is ranked amongst the top 10 richest cricketers in the world, having been recently valued at about $30 Million dollars amassed over the years as a professional cricketer. If I was Chris Gayle I would stick one finger up to the racist Aussies and their big bash and concentrate on playing out my final days before retirement, playing in our local regional tournaments here in the Caribbean. Chris Gayle have nothing to prove to anyone, he’s done it all. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    • Anonymous
      January 18, 2016

      Money does not buy class. Look at what happened to Mike Tyson.

  9. Pardon
    January 18, 2016

    The career is sports… the game is money and the colors are black and white. the woman was pushed to fuel the controversy and its is expected in the sporting world that these comments come up from time to time. If you observed he did touch her.

  10. ches't lavie
    January 18, 2016

    Too much of the double standard and sexism in sports today. It’s all ok when a friend or some one you like makes a comment.

  11. Doc. Love
    January 18, 2016

    This is just media talk. The administrator of the big batch will not touch Gail because he is brings the crowd especially when his team plays. The man just scored fifty runs in twelve balls, therefore I believe Gail is going nowhere, money talks, cow manure walks.

  12. PoKeSa
    January 18, 2016

    If that’s true then he has certainly left the arena with a bang…

    Fastest Fifty in T20 Internationals

    CHRISTOPHER GAYLE just equalled YUVRAJ SINGH’S (12 Balls – fastest 50 Runs) record in T20 Internationals, playing for Melbourne RENEGRADES against Adelaide STRIKERS, 18th January 2016.

  13. Chris Cassell Parillon
    January 18, 2016

    Gayle’s immature misdemeanour does not justify the blatant double standard being called to attention here. But then this is Australia. Portraying the killing of the indigenous Aborigines reduced to a game ????

  14. D/can to de Bone (F)
    January 18, 2016

    You people who comment fnt know much of Australian.. very racist

  15. Face the Facts
    January 18, 2016

    Sparrow and other calypsonians, this is a good one for you to compose and sing. I expect you will not be offending anyone. Wait for the outcome of Gayle’s situation. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  16. Face the Facts
    January 18, 2016

    Approximately ten years ago women would not make a fuss about certain words. Today, it is different. Did his words insult her? If they did not, why make a fuss over it. She should have considered it a compliment.
    All the same, times are not what they were previously. Today, people get offended for the slightest word said to them. What happened when women told men off for unbecoming behavior/words? Why take it so far?
    In future, Gayle must be careful with his words. He may need to be taught a lesson. He should have been reprimanded and warned to refrain from such speech in future, otherwise. . . .
    As for the Australian reporter, he did worst than Gayle. He hugged the woman on air. He should have been reprimanded, if not fired.
    In this case, black man, white man. The different reaction is that these people are prejudice. If Gayle is banned he should sue them and use this man’s action as a defense in Court to project their discrimination against him.

    • leny
      January 18, 2016

      @Face the Facts,,,,noooo sir 10 yeas ago I did make a fuss about certain words that you Caribbean men use to women and think its acceptable behavior….Men need to know how and when to speak to women.. You men really sicken me to actually think that the way you speak to women its ok ,,,it is NOTTTTTTT, women with little class would accept the manner in which you speak to them…some of you guys have no respect….u see a woman passing with her bf but u pssssssssss ing them, you try to touch their hands while they walk or touch their butt, you say stuff like girl so long I want you long time I want to ,,,you….come on…u see a woman always by herself n u ask if she a lesbian…u men just don’t know how to talk to women,,you talk a bunch of crap thinking its ok but its nottttttt,,,u guys need to learn to respect women…bout before it was acceptable??? stupesssssssss

      • Face the Facts
        January 19, 2016

        You do not know who I am. I will not make you wise. Your generalization has no bearing on me.
        Everyone has a different opinion. I have mine. You have yours. You are another one who has no respect for people and their opinion.
        Each individual handles the situation differently. You cannot speak on my behalf. I cannot speak on your behalf.
        I state, today, some people are too fussy. Gayle thought he was making a simple statement but it got thrown out of proportion. Yes, I hope he learned a lesson.
        Australia is a prejudice country. Very little was made about the reporter who hugged the beauty queen. Much more was made about what Gayle stated to the woman reporter. Any sensible person should assume that there is some sort of prejudice and it is color prejudice. I am the last one to state “color” but in this case I will state it.
        There are some conversations which I will not tolerate.
        I am not a foolish person. I utilize my common sense. I have a lot of it.

  17. Gregs
    January 17, 2016

    And here you have it, a man can’t make a joke with a female, he didn’t say anything referring to sex as far as I could hear. But hear we are Caribbean people jumping against a man for making a joke “don’t blush baby”

    • leny
      January 18, 2016

      Greg u self seem to have no respect for women….if u say something to someone and u hurt their feelings whether or not for uuuuuu it was a joke for the other person it was notttttt,,,,,,,some women do not like to be called baby if you don’t know them…not even that you can respect? I would see you standing by the road n just run up to you n push u down n tell u it was a joke??? learn to respect women,,some women don’t like it,

  18. kumbaya
    January 17, 2016

    Ban him self.. I messaged him on Twitter and he did not respond!!!!! 8-O 8-O 8-O :( :(

  19. tru d bino q la
    January 17, 2016

    In the absence of cricket, who is chris gale? Put a d.. in a p_l_ce it still is remains pork!

    • LawieBawie
      January 18, 2016

      I’m not bright enough to understand this one.

  20. same old same old
    January 17, 2016

    I am a very strong supporter of Chris Gayle but he needs to be taught a serious lesson. Not only should he be banned from the Big Bash League in Australia, but the WICB should ban him for a year from all WICB organized games as well as from our Caribbean T20 tournament

  21. Duncekyat
    January 17, 2016

    A pig with pearls is still a pig! Send his bacon home and ban him for his disrespect. No class mal élevé. Yah mon!

  22. Truthman
    January 17, 2016

    Teach him a lesson these men must learn to respect women. Am sure he has a girlfriend so why make break on another woman on national television, right in your woman face what a shame. You have no respect if I was your wife I would have left you. Great grounds for divorce and I would leave you dead broke idiot.

    • D/can to de Bone (F)
      January 18, 2016

      Silly comment . It waa meant to be a joke. He also apology. He should remember he is not in the Caribbean . He would get away with it if it has happen on an Caribbean television . You know we have noprofessionalism in the Caribbean .. I saw it as a joke anyway. Remember Australian have elements of rasism in them. SOME OF THEM DO NOT LIKE BLACK PEOPLE.

      • Face the Facts
        January 19, 2016

        Years gone by Australia did not want black people in its country. If your skin is dark, they would not want you and did not accept dark immigrants.
        As it was stated, the world would integrate in 20 years. This has occurred. Today, they have people from different nationality as Muslims; no doubt Hindus. Australia has set a regulation that they cannot come into their country and change it. Someone sent me an email to that effect. Unlike the US and Canada and no doubt Europe who have pacified them. Much more could be stated about that. God is good.

    • smdh
      January 18, 2016

      dummynican for real. You must be his girlfriend. if he was your neighbor you would veyer to try and find out to then run back and tell all and sundry who it is and all the details. Gayle most likely wouldn’t even see light on you especially since you like to assume on other people’s lives. whats funny is if you were the reporter i bet you wouldn’t have mind the little flirt live on tv, just so you can go tell your friends and family about it.

    • JAHHHHHH!!!RASTAFARIIIII
      January 18, 2016

      oh please you more malkassai than him

  23. mine
    January 17, 2016

    I hope other will learn form this incident we must think before you leap., not because you think your are big in cricket you must respect people.

  24. %
    January 17, 2016

    Gayles behaviour was unprofessional,and he has to suffer the consequencies!!!!!

  25. Me
    January 17, 2016

    Good! the man is not a good role model for our youngsters.

    • smdh
      January 18, 2016

      why isnt he a good role model? because he flirted with the lady on camera?

  26. Shaka Zulu
    January 17, 2016

    A black man telling a white woman this thing on television. What do you all expect.

    • Ma Moses
      January 17, 2016

      I certainly expect better manners than Chris Gayle displayed…..and that has nothing to do with colour!

      • Estate of Mind
        January 18, 2016

        Really? Maybe you need to learn about Australia and its history. This is an attack on a black man period.

      • Shaka Zulu
        January 18, 2016

        I am not condoning his behavior. I think it is uncalled for and reflects a cultural issue more than anything else. Sexual harrasment is virtually non existent in the caribbean. I know what i am talking about. However, I bet if was an Aussi cricketer it would not have gone that far.

    • %
      January 17, 2016

      Colour my foot! Gayle deserves the punishment. No wonder West Indies cricket could not make strides with some of those disorderly and out of place characters!

      • Marguerite
        January 18, 2016

        August 28, 1955 Emmett Till was lynched for reportedly flirting with a white woman. This is 2016 and we are still in denial!

      • Shaka Zulu
        January 18, 2016

        Up until the 1975 west Indies cricket team was still a spectacle. When Thompson and Lilly and those Brits use to try and take people head off with fast bowling they were heros. As soon as west Indies started returning the favour they were all of a sudden barbaric. The rules are now changed as a result. Now you can only bowl one. The cricket balls were altered. All because of west Indies. People attitude don’t change with time why the bible is still relevant today. Some things don’t change it just transform its ugly head. Feel free to disagree without passing judgement.

    • Zandoli
      January 17, 2016

      He is a dumb idiot. Don’t try to defend the indefensible.

    • Teresa
      January 18, 2016

      This has nothing to do with race and everything to do with respect for women. Obviously this clod has not evolved enough to realize that such behavior is not acceptable. If you’re making it a race issue it shows that you too have not evolved sufficiently.

      • LawieBawie
        January 18, 2016

        You are missing the point all together. I don’t believe that anyone in this forum disagrees that Gayle’s behavior was rude and out of place. However, the manner in which it is being treated is questionable in light of the fact that other (white) people have done as bad or worse and have not been punished or fiercely debated as Gayle has been. This certainly lends itself to the question of racism.

      • Shaka Zulu
        January 18, 2016

        What Gayle did was unacceptable I do not condone. It is unacceptable for anyone. However, I know and have seen better. You guys quick to Ponce on someone when race is used. It is the silent devil no one wants to touch. I bet will all I own that if it was a famous Aussi cricketer the news anchor would say yes and it would not have gone this far. What he did is unacceptable. See how easy it is for you to judge my evolution based on a simple opinion. You don’t know me one bit. It tells a lot about where we are and who has evolved. Keep it on. Smh.

    • Anonymous
      January 18, 2016

      Please think before you speak Shaka. If a white man treated one of our women like that would that be ok for you? I’m sure the world would be too small for you. Sometimes I think that chip on our shoulder is like a log keeping us down.

      • Shaka Zulu
        January 18, 2016

        Go check your history and see how many mulattoes in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the rest of the Caribbean. What you think? Its because all those black women were throwing themselves at the foot of the massa., shouting take me take me? How many white men you ever heard lynched because they said hello to a black women. You want to run your ignorant as…… So don’t start your BS about white man treated one of our women. The fact remains that if it was an Aussi star this would not be a big deal. The news also mentioned Gayle as being a notorious womanizer. I am surprised someone did not accuse him of rape yet. Some of you want to pretend that racism is no more. All of a sudden we have chip keeping us down. Only an idiot would not consider race a factor. History does not lie. Anyway, I hope Gayle learn his lesson and be a bit more respectful cause he represent me and every other west Indies Blackman. All this idiots who say is not black and white are the first to label us as a result.

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