If you need evidence as to why professional athletes get annoyed with journalists (a minority I hasten to add), then this is exhibit A.
The Sydney Morning Herald’s Editor-in-Chief Sean Aylmer, wrote this gob-smacking piece of tripe this week about a recent interview with Greg Norman
. I’ve been sitting on it for a few days unsure of whether I should give it any more publicity but it’s annoyed me so much that I need to get it off my chest.
“My recollection is slightly hazy here. Did the opening of the door knock my shoulder? It doesn’t really matter. In midstream my body shifted. Momentarily, I found myself pissing all over Norman’s trophy.”
It’s hard to believe this was printed in one of our most respected newspapers. On the back of this other piece of rubbish a day later, you have to wonder where it is all going.
In recent times, some of Australia’s best golf journalists are no longer holding positions at our best newspapers due to cutbacks affecting the printed press the world over. It may be tempting then to use this as the reason for the above-mentioned article, but I tend to think this was just a lazy puff piece and a bad mistake to go to press.
The whole think reads like a self-promotional piece that you perhaps could excuse from a cadet journalist but not from the Editor-in-Chief. Besides, where is this Greg Norman interview anyway?