I was surprised (maybe naively) to read that sports personalities are FORCED (or at least coerced) into giving press conferences.
It was part of my job to do presentations, stand up and rally the team etc. and occasionally talk to press or TV (I’ve the clips if you want to see them ) but I must say I never enjoyed it. Small round table sessions were fun because they were interactive, but I would never have accepted being quizzed by an audience of not particularly sympathetic strangers. Yet this is what sports people are faced with.
Personally I think it’s unfair to expect people to perform for the media if they don’t want to, and I can well understand that having an impact on someone’s mental health.
What does anybody else think?