GORDON LIGHTFOOT | Sport
HAD TO ASK DIDN’T THEY!
Blues first-five Beauden Barrett is in serious danger of missing the hotly anticipated clash against the Hurricanes tomorrow night, after his eyeballs became stuck during his regular media duties.
With the press conference going smoothly so far, one journalist decided to ask the inevitable, causing the frightening mishap.
“Beaudy, you’re up against your brother who’ll be playing at second five for the canes this week. You v Jordie will be just like when you were kids playing in the backyard right?”
Before Barrett could laugh at the journalist’s joke and move on with his life, things took a turn for the worse as the predictable question caused Barrett’s eyes to roll back completely, getting stuck in his head and ending the press conference altogether.
Blues physio Ash Draper who was standing by explained to the Whakataki Times how the gruesome injury occurred.
“What we’ve seen here with Beaudy, is not an example of a bad question necessarily. It is just how predictable and tiresome it has been for him. How could anyone’s eyes not roll back after that?”
“Of course he is looking forward to a tough match up with his brother, and yes obviously they more than likely played some form of rugby together as children in the backyard,” explained an exhausted Draper, who was attempting to pop Beady’s eyeballs back to their correct place.
“Look, we have enough trouble with injuries as it is without journalists coming along and dislocating players’ eyeballs!”
More to come.
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