During a press conference in Wimbledon yesterday, after British tennis player Johanna Konta (top right) lost her quarter final match to Czech Republic’s Barbora Strycova 7-6 6-1, Ms Konta asked a male journalist to stop patronising her (above at 3.30).
On RTÉ’s Morning Ireland earlier, during a sports segment presented by John Murray (top left), in which the above clip was played, Mr Murray spoke with show presenter Maggie Doyle about the exchange…
Maggie Doyle: “It was a bit patronising, John.
John Murray: “Yes… it was… but he did point out that she had something like 33 unforced errors…”
Doyle: “Yeah but the way he said it like, I mean ‘do you not want to go on an win?’ Well, ‘yeah, here I am, sitting, you know, in Wimbledon, of course I want to win’ is what she was kind of saying I think.”
Murray: “So you’re with Johanna?”
Doyle: “Of course I am.”
Murray: “All right, OK. Anyway, the men’s quarter finals…”