CHICAGO – It’s not everyday that a journalist goes viral. Sometimes it’s a good thing while other times it’s not.
The latter is the case for Derek Henkle, a video journalist for AFP, who attended the Chicago Fire news conference to introduce German star Bastian Schweinsteiger. During the question and answer session, Henkle asked the midfielder if he believes he could help the Fire to the World Cup.
— Josh Frydman (@Josh_Frydman) March 30, 2017
This, of course, cannot happen since only countries compete in this soccer tournament, one which Schweinsteiger helped Germany win in 2014.
Immediately the question went viral with reaction coming from around America and the world. It’s earned the video journalist a fair amount of criticism and scorn as the story spread across social media.
On Thursday, we had Derek on Sports Feed to explain himself after the question and the reaction he’s seen over the past 24 hours.
Watch his discussion with Josh Frydman in the video above.