Sportswriters' image has been tarnished by some sports journalists demanding for favours from certain sports officials.
Recently, a journalist requested an official who returned from an international assignment, to get him an expensive liquor bottle. This journalist was then treated to a sumptuous dinner in a well known sea-food restaurant.
To add further insult, the journalist expected the sports official to virtually feed him with stories. There were times when the official fed him some information in confidence, hoping that he would have a better understanding of certain situations. However, the writer went on to abuse his trust and used the "classified" information given to him.
JAIHO who recently met the official during the Manchester United match against Malaysia, was told that the journalist's behavior has backfired and is seriously considering reporting him to his employers.
This particular sports journalist even has the audacity to call and and shout at officials when other papers have a story and he has missed it.
Some messages sent by this unscruplus sporwriter have been revealed to JAIHO and he is embarrased .
What has sports journalism come to??!!! And these are the same people who write about sports associations' misdeeds and faults'. They ought to look at the man in the mirror before hurling brickbats at others!
P/S - Please don't call me to ask who this journalist is.. I don't want to tarnish his bosses good name and the paper he works for.