Just got this from TheBladder, and had to post it…had me laughing out loud.
Australian speedster Brett Lee is in hot water again after an 11-year-old boy was injured when filming for a new breakfast cereal commercial went horribly, horribly wrong yesterday.
As part of the filming, Lee was required to send down a few gentle deliveries to young Ben Morrison. Unfortunately, Leeâ€™s second ball was a searing head-high full-toss that nearly killed the happy-go-lucky kid from the Melbourne suburb of Scoresby.
Lee ran to the stricken child, patted him on the shoulder, and held his palms upwards in the universally-accepted â€˜sorryâ€™ gesture of leading sportsmen. But for some critics, that wasnâ€™t enough.
â€œItâ€™s not enough,â€ said one critic. â€œLee has filmed three different commercials this year, and in each one somebodyâ€™s been struck by one of his â€˜bean balls.â€™ I donâ€™t think thatâ€™s a coincidence, and something has to be done to stop him.â€
Lee said that his hands had been slippery from pouring jugs of milk over the top of his bowl of delicious cereal, and that the ball had merely slipped from his grasp.
â€œIt was an accident, thatâ€™s all,â€ he said. â€œYou know me, Iâ€™m not the type of guy who would bowl a head-high full toss at a kid.
â€œThe ball just slipped. Just like it did with Brendan MacCullum. Just like it did with Razzaq. Just like itâ€™s done probably 30 or 40 times this season, especially with blokes who are scoring runs off me or giving me the shits. Itâ€™s amazing how slippery the ball gets when someoneâ€™s giving me the shits. And that little kid was mouthing off a bit â€¦â€
Lee had further problems later in the shoot when several spoons and a bowl of Weet Bix also inexplicably slipped from his hands, injuring a clutch of enthusiastic young urchins waiting at his feet.
â€œYouâ€™d be surprised how often that happens,â€ Lee explained later.