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Kyle Walker answers media questions

Kyle Walker answers media questions

Kyle Walker answers media questions

An Irish reporter has apologised after his bizarre question at a press conference featuring Manchester City defender Kyle Walker left all in attendance confused.

Jim Conlan gained access to the zoom press conference representing Clare local radio station Raidio Corca Baiscinn.

Video clips on Mr Conlon's Twitter account confirm he is a regular at zoom press conferences featuring top sports stars from the UK and America - including Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Man City manager Pep Guardiola.

Yet Conlan left Walker confused when he asked whether he enjoyed competing with Bernard Mendy for the full-back role at City.

Bernard Mendy is a French footballer who has never played for Manchester City, while Benjamin Mendy is a current City player who has been suspended by the club after being charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

Walker's reaction to the question can be seen in the video clip below, with the Man City press officer eventually cutting Conlan off as he continued with his bizarre poser.

"I was unaware of the situation regarding the criminal proceeding against Mr Mendy when asking the question," said Conlan, as quoted by The Times, who also confirmed the reporter had sent a letter of apology to Manchester City.

"I had no intent to put Kyle Walker in a difficult position or to try and wrongly deceive him to gain a story or publicity for myself or my radio station.

"I tried to make a statement on my personal twitter account which was lambasted by trolls so I took it down and I'm not commentating on the matter anymore.

"I said Bernard instead of Benjamin but what people were trying to (suggest) was it a question of me being aware of the case against Mr Mendy and (trying) to put Kyle Walker in a difficult spot. That was not the intention.

"If I had said by mistake Oleg Zinchenko this would not have blown up. It's a tough lesson but it wasn't intentional.”

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