In an unbelievable display of disrespect and indecency, a so-called "journalist" crossed the line Monday as Michael Schumacher continues to fight for his life, hour-by-hour.
According to reports from abroad, a "journalist" donned a priest outfit and attempted to gain access to Schumacher's hospital room where he has been in a medically induced coma since his fall, Sunday.
This is appalling behavior from anyone, especially an individual who is supposed to be a professional in the handling of these delicate matters. Not to mention Schumacher is still in a critical state.
Schumacher's manager unveiled this thwarted ploy today and in a classy move did not name the individual or the publication they represent.
Perhaps the individual and publication can learn a thing or two from Schumacher's manager.
Schumacher's long-time press chief and manager, Sabine Kehm told reporters: "Apparently a journalist dressed as a priest had tried to gain access to Michael's room. I wouldn't have ever imagined something like this could happen."
Neither the journalist nor the publication concerned have been identified.