Macksville: Covering the widely watched funeral of late Phillip Hughes, Channel Nine producers gave Sean Abbott his moment of space by deliberately keeping the camera away from the pacer, while the proceedings went on live.
Dean Jones (left) greets Sean Abbott before the funeral service in Macksville. Pic/Getty Images
In what probably would have been the toughest day for Abbott, whose bouncer was responsible for Hughes' injury, the media respected the pacer's sentiments by maintaining a distance.
Dressed in a dark blue suit, Abbott, 22, walked alongside his parents down the street towards the school hall where the funeral was held as photographers clicked a few pictures.
Abbott's girlfriend, Brier Neil, had grabbed the player's waist tightly as she walked next to him down Wallace Street, reported Sydney Morning Herald.
Knowing the camera lenses were well and truly fixed on him, Abbott did not falter once.