Australia won the second Test by a margin of 177 runs © Getty Images
Australia won the second Test by a margin of 177 runs © Getty Images

A cricket journalist covering the second Test between Australia and the West Indies at Melbourne was caught watching hardcore pornography in the press box while the match was on. The journalist, whose identity remains unknown, began watching porn on his laptop in the press box while writing report as his fellows watched in disbelief over his audacity. The second Test in the ongoing Frank Worrell Trophy 2015-16 ended in an Australian win, with the team extending their excellent run against the Caribbean side in their bilateral Test cricket series. Australia, by winning the second Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) by 177 runs, retained the Frank Worrell Trophy. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs West Indies 2015-16, 2nd Test at Melbourne, Day 3

According to The Guardian Australia‘s deputy sport editor Russell Jackson, the journalist who was the “accredited member of the media” shocked everyone around him as he kept on switching between his report on the game and “constant stream of hardcore pornography”. The reporter stopped only after an official from the MCG stepped in and requested him to stop.

Jackson wrote in his blog, “Off field though, there are also a lot of things you see that aren’t much fun. Last week in the Melbourne Cricket Ground press box I was staggered to note, on the third morning of the Test and for the entire day thereafter, an accredited member of the media sitting in front of me tapping away at his company laptop, but tabbing between his match report and a constant stream of hardcore pornography.”

He said, “I could barely believe what I was seeing. The thing that initially staggered me was the sheer audacity of it, that the presence of both female and male colleagues, who were sitting metres away with clear views of his screen, hadn’t been enough to deter him and that he felt perfectly comfortable doing it in full view. Welcome to Blokesworld.”

“Eventually, as the second day of this bizarre routine kicked off, this fervent porn consumer had to be awkwardly approached and told by an administrator of reasonable authority that not only could those female and male colleagues see what he was doing but that they’d appreciate it if he stopped. He did, admirably restraining himself for the rest of the day.

“I mention this admittedly extreme but also entirely truthful account of the scenario primarily to set a scene — one, in my experience, that plays out in any number of workplaces where men still outnumber women. It’s a scene of male entitlement and arrested development,” Jackson added.