Parkinson's Sunderland presser interrupted by voice of mystery woman

‘It looks beautiful, you’re very cheeky…’: A mystery woman’s voice suddenly interrupts Sunderland manager Phil Parkinson’s press conference on Zoom after a BBC reporter forgot to put a microphone on mute

  • Sunderland boss Phil Parkinson was speaking ahead of their match at Charlton
  • However, his Zoom press conference was interrupted in the most bizarre of ways
  • Sunderland sit fifth in League One with seven points from three games so far

Many adjectives have probably been aimed at Phil Parkinson during his managerial career but the Sunderland boss has likely rarely encountered two that were thrown his way on Thursday afternoon.

The Black Cats boss was holding his virtuak pre-match press conference ahead of their trip to League One promotion rivals Charlton Athletic on Saturday afternoon.

Due to the ongoing coronarvius pandemic, this was conducted on Zoom – as has become the norm.

Phil Parkinson’s Sunderland press conference took an unusual twist on Thursday afternoon

Parkinson was called ‘beautiful’ and ‘cheeky’ by a mystery woman during the Zoom call

The Sunderland manager saw the funny side of it all as he previewed their game at Charlton

However, Parkinson’s press conference took a twist when it was interrupted by a mysterious woman labelling him ‘beautiful’ and ‘cheeky’.

Following the funny, but very random, moment Sunderland’s Twitter account saw posted a light-hearted comment to identify the culprit as someone from BBC Look North East and Cumbria.

‘It looks beautiful, you’re very cheeky…

‘Remember to put that microphone on mute next time, @BBCLN,’ they tweeted with a caption of the moment in question with some joking emojis.

Parkinson has plenty to smile about the moment with his Sunderland side one of five teams unbeaten in League One at present.

The Black Cats sit fifth in the table on seven points – having won two matches and drawn one – just two points off early pace setters Ipswich Town, Lincoln City and Hull City.

Sunderland sit fifth in League One after three matches – having won two games and drawn one

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