Does anyone have a link to the actual interview or press conference this was said in, because while I've read this story a number of times in different articles, and it is troubling, I just not sure I understand the context, and nor does it seem the journalists do either, although each seems to make different assumptions.
Is it unacceptable to dive, or unacceptable to admit to diving, or is it unacceptable to go and talk to the press on your own?
I'm not sure which one is unacceptable to BR, other than he obviously does not want to talk about it in the press, but wants to handle this internally.
So I think I agree with Robert here. It seems to me either BR should not have commented at all, or if he did want to comment he should have made it clearer what he was commenting on, and for me that is a sign of an inexperienced manager who has not got his press relations worked out yet. Maybe he should take a lesson from others and just ban any of those pesky Fleet Street types who ask inconvenient questions.