WATCH: SA cricket official ‘assaults’ TV reporter trying to interview Du Plessis

Channel 9 reporter‚ Will Crouch‚ shared this footage of a cricket official 'blocking' him as he tried to interview Faf du Plessis. Picture: Twitter/Will Crouch
Channel 9 reporter‚ Will Crouch‚ shared this footage of a cricket official ‘blocking’ him as he tried to interview Faf du Plessis.
Picture: Twitter/Will Crouch

South African cricket officials shoved an Australian television reporter when he tried to interview captain Faf du Plessis at Adelaide airport on Monday.

The altercation – which was captured on video — was described as “ugly” and an “assault” in some reports.

The Australian reported that the incident was the second time in a few days that the same security guard had become physical with journalists.

“The team’s security guard … repeatedly shoved the Channel 9 reporter‚ Will Crouch‚ as he attempted to ask Du Plessis questions at Adelaide airport this morning‚” reported the newspaper.

Television reporter Nathan Stitt ?(@nathanjstitt) tweeted two videos of the incident. “Think this Proteas trainer has been watching too much NFL. Very aggressive pass-blocking as @WillCrouch9 tries to interview @faf1307 #AUSvSA.”

Nathan Stitt said: “Moments later‚ same staff member puts @WillCrouch9 into a glass door @abcgrandstand #ausvsa”.

However‚ batsman Hashim Amla‚ suggested that the behaviour of the reporter who was shoved around was partly to blame for his predicament.

“Disappointed.. such provocative behaviour from reporters. Let a man walk in peace. Ask with manners n courtesy and u prob will get a response‚” he tweeted.

Du Plessis is due to face a disciplinary hearing on ball-tampering charges.

 

 

 

 

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