Diego Maradona joins The Honey Badger and Delia Smith among ranks of sport’s weirdest television interviews

  • Argentinian football star goes blank after a question, but where does it rank with the all-time sideline gaffes?
  • Manager of Mexican second tier side Dorados de Sinaloa lost for words after 1-0 loss to Juarez at the weekend
PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 27 November, 2018, 5:30pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 27 November, 2018, 5:30pm

Diego Maradona, currently managing Dorados de Sinaloa in Mexico’s second tier league, was asked about the level of play in the top tier Liga MX after his side’s 1-0 loss to Juarez on Saturday.

Let the deep philosophical ruminations begin:

Maradona, who is known for his wild antics on and off the field since, well, the beginning of recorded time, isn’t the first sporting star to bomb an interview.

DeAndre Jordan

The Los Angeles Clippers big man looked a little distracted after being asked a question by Fox Sports. Turns out he really loves rapper Tupac. Luckily Jordan saves himself and comes back down to earth to complete the second question, however he bombs the third question when he starts waving at someone, before being bailed out by a teammate who wraps a towel around his mouth to stop the madness.

James Haskell

Former England rugby star James Haskell appeared to close up shop and leave his brain behind when asked a question about England’s 12-11 win over South Africa. Greatest quote about this whole thing is when Haskell tried to clean up his verbal diarrhoea via Twitter noting, “It sounded like I may have had 50 whiskies but that was not true.”

Draymond Green

Golden State Warriors player Draymond Green appears to be put on pause during this press conference. The video is both hilarious, and after multiple viewings, quite scary to watch. What was he thinking about, did he just figure out string theory and blow his own mind? Or finally realise that Kevin Spacey was Keyser Soze in The Usual Suspects?

Delia Smith

The celebrity chef and Norwich City board member found her fame reach new heights when she took to the Carrow Road pitch in 2005. She encouraged the home fans to get behind the team in her own unique way, with “Let’s Be Havin’ You” becoming a terrace chant for the Canaries faithful. Smith has added plenty more to the unforgettable post-match interview since.

David Luiz

The football star’s broadcasting career was over before it began. The BT reporter savagely mocks Luiz after his failure to string a sentence together. Maybe the Brazilian has taken one too many headers, or this got lost in translation. Either way it’s a bomb of nuclear proportions.

Tom Savage

Sometimes it’s best not to try. Houston Texans quarterback did the right thing and just called it before it began. He knew he was going to put his foot in his mouth, or get fined, so he manned up and checked out before checking in. Check out these four seconds of pure gold.

Nick “The Honey Badger” Cummins

We end the bad with the good and the Australian rugby union player and later star of The Bachelor Australia. The commentator summed it up perfectly. Best. Post-match. Interview. Ever.