The Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson turned in a great performance in a 108-102 exhibition loss to the Dallas Mavericks at home.
Before the game Fox’s Allie Clifton interviewed Thompson who was acting a bit silly from the get go and ended the interview with a peck on the cheek…if you can even call it that. It was more like a split second peck on her hair, and Clifton did not seem to mind, laughing at Thompson’s silliness as well.
Big mistake, because now the feminist charged media is screaming sexual assault.
Expect an apology from Thompson, the NBA, The Cavaliers Organisation as well as a new bill drafted by Joe Biden to put an end to such behaviour during pre-game interviews.
Yahoo sports was quick to jump on the sexual assault attack…
Prior to the contest, FOX Sports sideline reporter Allie Clifton attempted to discuss as much with Thompson, who responded by disgusting us as much as humanly possible:
More from Yahoo Sports:
Just because Allie Clifton remained calm and professional and kept a smile following the buss, it doesn’t mean Tristan Thompson wasn’t straight up sexually harassing her. She remained calm and professional because she is a professional – that is to say, she’s doing her [EXPLETIVE DELETED] job. Don’t kiss someone without their consent, ever, and don’t kiss someone without their consent while they’re doing their job.
This isn’t cute or funny or meme-worthy. There should be no marginalizing or rationalizing of this. That could be a mortifying thing for this reporter, and Thompson couldn’t be more in the wrong. Just because you’re working with someone of the opposite sex, it doesn’t mean a sly innuendo, pat on the rear, or kiss on national television is in any way appropriate. You want to lay your uneasy flirt game on someone? Wait two hours and take it to a bar. Grow up.
The Cavaliers and the NBA shouldn’t slough this off as a preseason giggle-fest.
Yes…disgusting, gross, appalling. Boots on the ground or NATO airstrikes asap to stop such extreme and dangerous actions.
This Russell Brand interview last week would also be deemed sexual harassment?
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