Nigel Hayes, a 20-year-old star of the Wisconsin Badgers basketball team, had his head in his hands after appearing to forget about the presence of the microphone at a press conference.
Hayes noticed a good-looking woman in the room at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles and turned to his team-mate to whisper: “God, she’s beautiful”.
He seemed confused when a ripple of laughter spread around the room.
“Did you hear that?” he asked one of the reporters in front of him.
Well yeah, that’s what microphones do.
The poor guy was left covering his face in his hands when he realised everyone had heard it.
The player’s team-mates didn’t help, giggling like schoolboys at his embarrassment.