A New York county executive was left red-faced after making a hilarious gaffe during a press conference announcing the long-awaited reopening of local tennis courts.
On Friday, Executive of Nassau County Laura Curran announced that the courts would be reopened in time for Memorial Day on Long Island, during a press conference held in Eisenhower Park.
But things quickly went off-the-rails as Curran gave a breakdown of how players should approach ball handling.
“Every player, unless they’re from the same household, has to bring their own tennis balls so that you don’t touch other people’s tennis balls with your hands,” she began.
“You can kick their balls, but you can’t touch them!” she says, pausing after realizing the accidental innuendo.
“I’m going to blush, sorry,” Curran admits.
Officials who attended the press conference could also be seen giggling as Curran continued.
Curran began to laugh partway through her remarks before regaining her composure long enough to finish out the press conference.
“To avoid confusion between whose balls are whose, you can use a sharpie to put an X or someone’s initials on them,” she said.
crying (also I am a child) pic.twitter.com/uHs2wLA1Jb
— Tim Hogan (@timjhogan) May 17, 2020