(Originally published April 28; reposted following a SportsRants server issue.)
As some of you may know, April is considered Autism Awareness Month.
And Fenway Park anointed Sunday as Autism Awareness Day for the Boston Red Sox’ game against the Houston Astros.
As NESN is wont to do, their new sideline reporter Jenny Dell will incorporate the cause into a “fan story” involving a person present at Fenway.
Apparently, one man was unaware that it was Autism Awareness Day, as Dell was visibly incensed at that person, and others, who walked into a shot of her interviewing the mother of a child with Autism at the game.
When a NESN viewer commented on Twitter that Dell was “showing the sassy side up in the crowd,” she responded by explaining that “before [the interview, I] politely asked [the] fan not to walk into the shot when we were live.”
Because the bone-headed fan (and big-boned, or maybe not) refused to heed her request, due to the “sensitive subject [and] interview,” that was why Dell appeared to have lost it on the fan, as caught by NESN cameras.
Certainly, live television catching an on-air figure losing his or her cool might rank up there with, well, this gem from last weekend.
But in Jenny Dell’s case, in which a real-life Peter Griffin disregarded her instructions, it was well warranted.
Video below; Twitter reaction follows.