Sir Chris Hoy was twice caught on camera checking his phone. Was he playing Pokemon Go? Whatever, his reaction was priceless
The expert punditry offered by Sir Chris Hoy on the BBC at the Olympic velodrome in Rio has been spot on every time. Explaining the basics, but also offering insight on the more complex factors like atmospheric conditions and sprint tactics, clearly comes easily to Britain’s greatest Olympian.
But what got people excited on Super Saturday – apart from gold in the women’s team pursuit and silver for Becky James in the women’s keirin – was Sir Chris twice getting caught checking his phone on live TV.
Each time he comically hid it under his notes on the desk in front of him. The schoolboy grin on his face got people tweeting, but he gave himself a verbal warning nonetheless.
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While the Twittersphere was having some fun, the BBC producer was no doubt pulling their hair out. There was some debate over what he was doing. Pokemon Go being a popular prediction.