The perils of being a reporter on Deadline Day

On Deadline Day, almost anything can happen. A good rule of thumb is to expect the unexpected. But we’re not sure if Sky Sports reporter Gary Cotterill saw this one coming while reporting outside of West Ham’s grounds…

Cotterill actually did quite well to keep his cool during the silly-string attack. He may want to prepare for another wave of string as the Hammers have signed Pablo Armero on loan from Napoli.

(H/T SB Nation)


Sky Sports News reporter falls off ladder during live hit

It’s any TV reporter’s worst nightmare, and there are a LOT of things that can go wrong on TV. You might stumble your words, pedestrians (or worse, fork lifts) could ruin the shot in the background, and don’t even get us started on uncooperative weather conditions. But on the reporter fail power rankings, falling off a stepladder during a live hit comfortably sits in the top spot.

Unfortunately for Sky Sports News’ Nick Collins, that is exactly what happened when reporting from Wembley Stadium ahead of the England-Scotland friendly. His partner in the studio, Jim White, said it best: “that’s the kind of thing you hope never happens to you on live television.”

Don’t worry Nick, these things happen to the best of us. Maybe not quite falling-off-the-ladder bad, but they happen.


Beckham Clones Take Over Advertisement for British Television

It’s a known fact that having David Beckham as your company’s spokesperson is a surefire way to gain attention, but British television network Sky Sports might be taking that a bit too seriously.

In a recent ad for the network, multiple versions of Beckham appear, working through a variety of daily errands side-by-side. We don’t know about you, but what we’re left wondering is whether one of the clones might consider coming out of retirement.

(H/T: 101GreatGoals)