It seems the social media community just couldn’t help taking a jab at Windies batting star Chris Gayle whose seemingly well-intentioned National Women’s Day post didn’t quite go as planned.
Posing for a photo in West Indies gear, ahead of the team’s participation in the ICC World T20, the batsman asked his over half a million supporters to tag a fan of the Windies Women’s team.
“Happy Women’s Day. Tag a woman who support West Indies. #WT20 #Spartan,” Gayle’s posts read. The opportunity was just too good to pass up as hundreds of fans tagged Australian reporter Mel McLaughlin.
Gayle found himself at the centre of controversy during January’s Australia Big Bash League after asking the reporter out on a date during a live television interview. The batsman, who played for the Melbourne Renegades during the tournament, had insisted that the incident was simply a failed attempt at humour but was accused by many of being disrespectful to women. Gayle was fined $US10,000 for the incident.
The big hitter, however, seemed to take being trolled in good spirits.
‘Go ahead, tag the women you want, NO SUGGESTIONS! All I would say is ‘Wel mLaughing’ right now.’ Gayle posted.