Gayle told be ‘culturally aware’

Former Australian fast bowler Geoff Lawson has cautioned West Indies star Chris Gayle to be more culturally aware in terms of his behaviour.

Geoff Lawson advises Chris Gayle to be conscious of the culture in which he operates.
Geoff Lawson advises Chris Gayle to be conscious of the culture in which he operates.

Gayle has twice courted controversy with his actions in recent months, first after asking a television reporter out on a date on air during the Big Bash League (BBL) and last week after mentioning to a Times reporter, among other things, that he had a big bat that would require both her hands to lift.

During the interview Gayle had also claimed that the Big Bash incident had been overblown and that things were a bit more relaxed in his native country.  Lawson, however, pointed out that even if that were the case the player should modify his behaviour accordingly.

“You have to understand when you are in a different circumstance, different environment, what is the best way to behave. That applies to everybody, not just to Chris Gayle. That is a matter of knowing the culture and learning how to behave,” Lawson said of the incidents.

“I don’t agree when he says ‘that’s how we behave in Jamaica’. But you are not in Jamaica. You have to think about it before you open your mouth. It is the same for everyone: Indians in Australia, Australians in India or Indians in England, it is the same thing. I don’t think what Chris has done is a major offence but it still shouldn’t have been done. It is not a big deal but a big enough deal.”

Source: (sportsmax)

7 Responses to Gayle told be ‘culturally aware’

  1. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce May 31, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    He ears compressed with wax!

    • Wayne P Hoyte
      Wayne P Hoyte May 31, 2016 at 10:20 pm

      maybe he did not learn lessons on international travel.

  2. G.G Billingy
    G.G Billingy May 31, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Yes him needs to be more cultured, $$$$$$ turn him stupid

  3. Ras Unjay
    Ras Unjay May 31, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    i agree wid de white man,

  4. harry turnover June 1, 2016 at 6:12 am

    Lawson,you should also tell the Australian cricket team that they should learn to behave on the field WHEN THEY ARE NOT ON IN AUSTRALIA….that is not our culture.
    BTW….everybody who follows cricket knows about Lawsons’ conduct on and off the field when he was playing cricket for Australia.

  5. BoBoThe Clown June 1, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    I’ve said it before and i’ll say it again, one has to be aware of who they are with and where there are when making statements or trying to make someone laugh as in certain tasteless jokes .
    It would think the WICB would have someone in place that would instill in its players the importance of Cultural awareness.
    I don’t think a bajan would go to Saudi Arabia or Iran and drink his rum and behave like he would in Barbados . For sure he would have been forewarned of what could happen if he did.
    I do think that our Athletic contingents heading to Rio for the Olympics would have learned something from Chris Gale’s experience and behave in a civil way.

  6. Tony Waterman June 1, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    I am not goind to call him wrong or Right as NO_ONE except he can say exactly what happened.
    But i will Warn him, that if these types of Reports continue tompop up around him, SOME DAY Someone of these WOMEN will CRY RAPE, and his ASS will be in HOT Water, if i were him, i would NOT have anything to say to Female reporters, anywhere, an i would use these Instances as my Reason for Staying away from them. or inly speak to them with a Team Official Present.

    Many many Years ago In Barbados, a similar thing Happened, where fowl was cried, and the Guy ended up Really Screwed.

    Please Remember, I am NOT Saying that he is an Angel, but better he be safe than Sorry.


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