‘Ostrich’ journalist tells talkSPORT: ‘I’ll accept an apology from Nigel Pearson’

first_imgIan Baker, the journalist on the receiving end of Nigel Pearson’s ‘ostrich’ outburst, has told talkSPORT the Leicester boss crossed the line with his bizarre rant but insists he would happily accept an apology.Pearson took offence to a question from Baker, of the Wardle Whittell Agency, following his side’s defeat to Chelsea on Wednesday night and launched an angry attack before storming out of his press conference.He has since been accused of bullying the young reporter, but Baker was keen to play down the spat when he joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Wednesday.“As a journalist you have got to have thick skin and be able to take these things,” he said.“Clearly, if he did that to someone in the street it would be a bit different, but as journalists you have to accept it goes with the territory and be as strong as possible in those situations.“I think he probably did cross the line and I think he will admit that he did. I don’t know whether he will apologise or not. If he would like to apologise to me, I would certainly accept the apology.“He is a very passionate football man and, having briefly got to know him away from the media, he presents a very different picture. Away from the cameras, he has come across as a top notch guy.”last_img

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