A Spanish reporter has got around restrictions on a press conference with a technological trick.
When asking the France team any questions a few days before the start of the World Cup, journalists were told they had to speak French.
It appeared to be an attempt to avoid questions about the team’s striker Antoine Griezmann’s future at Atletico Madrid.
Griezmann had previously revealed that he has made up his mind on his plans, but that he won’t be revealing them ahead of the tournament, but he is widely tipped to move to Barcelona.
Spanish reporter Pedro Morata found a way around the rule by using his mobile phone’s Google Translate app.
Griezmann was instructed to pass the microphone instead of answering, but Morata brought more attention to the restrictive rules than the French team had anticipated.
⚽ Quan el teu francès no és prou bo per fer una pregunta, i fas ús del traductor automàtic del mòbil: https://t.co/gNtVbl0zjb pic.twitter.com/a17NNeNGcc— Esport3 (@esport3) June 12, 2018