Sky reporter ‘banned’ by Premier League club after ‘sneaking girlfriend into dressing room’
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A Premier League club have reportedly banned a Sky TV reporter after being caught sneaking their girlfriend into the dressing room.
According to The Sun, the unnamed reporter was caught by stewards inside the stadium after they went on an unscheduled tour.
It was reported that the stewards found the reporter and his girlfriend and duly asked them to vacate the premises.
Anyone working for media outlets such as Sky, BT Sport and the BBC are allowed in certain areas of a Premier League stadium.
They are permitted to enter the mixed zone but are not allowed in the changing rooms unless the club stated otherwise.
It is believed that the reporter may not be permitted back into the unnamed club’s stadium for a large period of time.
SPORTbible have contacted Sky for comment.
This is not the first time a reporter has been banned by a club in English football.
Back in 2011, Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson decided to ban Sky Sports after he refused to answer a question about Ryan Giggs.
Current United boss Erik ten Hag was not willing to answer questions from a Sky reporter earlier on in the season after the Dutchman was said to be unhappy with the reporter’s previous conduct.
It is believed that Ten Hag was not happy with Sky reporter Gary Cotterill during United’s last match of the 21/22 season against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Ten Hag has banned Gary Cotterill from future pressers.— Paul, Manc Bald and Bred (@MufcWonItAll) August 26, 2022
As Ten Hag made his way out of the stadium with his security team, Cotterill tried to ask the manager a question.
He said: “Are you excited to get started?” Cotterill repeated the question after being pushed by one of the security guards.
After being moved to one side, Cotterill said to the bouncer: “Don’t push me, you’re on television.”
In the end, as Ten Hag got into his car, Cotterill added: ““It doesn’t look good. It doesn’t look good being manhandled by security Erik.
“Man United are a big club.”
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