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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Is a Little Interview Preparation Too Much to Ask for?

Last week we told you about soccer star Thierry Henry signing with the New York Red Bulls of MLS. Henry may be 32 years old but he’s still one of the top players in the world and certainly one of the most accomplished. Now that he’s signed and agreed to play in New York for MLS, he’s trying to promote himself and his team, not unlike David Beckham whose arrival in LA caused a brief buzz. The problem is Henry is playing in the lowly MLS which is essentially the minor leagues of international soccer. As a result, the players get minor league media coverage. Even if it’s only soccer and we’re only talking about an MLS player, the pathetic interview conducted by the hosts at FOX 5 in New York was nothing short of an insult. As Jimmy Traina’s Hot Clicks pointed out, you have to see this video of Thierry Henry’s interview with FOX 5 in New York:

Talk about giving Americans a bad name. Is five minutes of preparation too much to ask for prior to having a guest on? Particularly one as accomplished as Henry? How can your first question ask about winning the World Cup when it just happens and Spain won it, not France? I don’t get how this even happens. Truly truly pathetic.

Sources:
Is This the Worst Soccer Interview Ever? [Major League Soccer Talk]
Kristin Cavallari; Cristiano Ronaldo to Marry Irina Shayk [SI Hot Clicks]



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