Celtic manager Neil Lennon was in the middle of his postgame press conference on Saturday after a 4-1 victory over Hearts when he was interrupted by a reporter’s cell phone. The sound of a phone vibrating or a text message coming in is easy to ignore, but this was a loud, obnoxious ring. Lennon couldn’t resist.
He answered the phone once, and the woman on the other line — who happened to be the reporter’s wife — must have been confused so she hung up. She then proceeded to call back again, and Lennon addressed her by name and told her to stop interrupting his press conference. She hung up yet again, likely more embarrassed the second time around.
Somebody’s going to be in trouble when they get home. I’d be willing to bet that reporter will have his phone on vibrate for all future press conferences. As Arkansas coach John L. Smith taught us during the college football season, nothing good can come of a coach using a cell phone during a Q&A session.
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