- Sky Sports anchorman will broadcast live from the skies
- Reporters will be “parachuted directly in to stadium car parks”
- Aerial advantage will allow them to follow cars carrying transfer targets
- RAF have been training the Sky Sports staff to complete jumps
SkySports have announced that their Transfer Deadline Day this Wednesday will be very different than before. Jim White will leave the comfort of the studio and will take his place in a yellow helicopter for the afternoon and evening viewing sessions. Flying mainly over London and Manchester, the pilot of the helicopter will follow cars potentially bringing big name players to their new clubs. Ten reporters will be with White at the start of the day but Sky have told the media that these journalists will then be “parachuted directly in to stadium car parks”.
Staff at Sky have internally christened the idea “the babelcopter” after Ryan Babel’s infamous transfer deadline day where there were numerous reports of the player in a helicopter flying somewhere away from Liverpool. Jim White will have a parachute on, but it’s understood that he will only jump down to the Emirates car park if Arsenal decide to do the unthinkable and sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Safety of reporters
Sky have quickly put any concerns to bed that their journalists will be putting their lives in danger. A spokesperson commented:
We are always looking at ways to innovate. Football fans love Transfer Deadline Day so we’ve come up with a way to get even closer to the action. Jim White and ten reporters will be loaded on to the Sky chopper at midday and for the following twelve hours will circle the skies above London and Manchester. This will allow them to follow cars in the same live journalistic style as the O.J Simpson getaway. The RAF will also be present on the helicopter to ensure the jumps are supervised. All Premier League clubs have been notified and have allocated space in their car parks.
Chris Kamara’s offer to pilot the chopper has apparently been rejected.