AFL Analysts Aren't Shy With Their Sexist Remarks

Friday, August 01, 2008

Sam Newman is a commentator for AFL’s Footy Show, a Rugby Aussie Football highlight show in Australia. He's known for his off the cuff comments, and has been in hot water before, but this one might just get him axed. The show had finished airing an interview with Tasmanian Member of Parliament, Paula Wriedt about Tasmania's bid for an AFL licence when Newman dropped this bomb on the crowd. Via SbB....

After a clip was shown of Tasmanian MP Paula Wriedt, Newman made one of his trademark off-colour jokes.

“We couldn’t get her on, could we?” Newman said after watching vision of the MP.

“Worthy of coming on, her.”

Newman was immediately admonished by Footy Show host James Brayshaw.

“Sam you cannot say that,” Brayshaw said.

“It’s a disgraceful thing to say, Sam, and don’t do it again.”



Wow.....just wow. I know sexual talk is laxed in other countries, but that couldn't have gone over well with the viewing public. Newman, who was suspended earlier in the year for similar comments, has since apologized to Ms. Wriedt. He is also claiming that this is a misunderstanding, but it definitely didn't come off that way.

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10 Comments:

Is that a Richard Pryor bobblehead doll on the desk?

Anonymous said...
Aug 1, 2008, 1:26:00 PM  

AFL isn't rugby it's Australian Football. www.afl.com.au
Sam Newman is still a dead-set dickhead.

Jabberwocky said...
Aug 1, 2008, 1:42:00 PM  

My fault....thanks J. Always get them mixed up.

Aug 1, 2008, 1:50:00 PM  

You'd think that after the first fuck-up, you'd avoid questionable language about a woman on the telecast, but nooooooo....

Signal to Noise said...
Aug 1, 2008, 2:22:00 PM  

That was pretty funny.

Mask said...
Aug 1, 2008, 2:41:00 PM  

Australian women talk purty.

Anonymous said...
Aug 1, 2008, 8:35:00 PM  

What a dick.

Goes on to defend himself and throw the other analysts under the bus. Idiot.

Anonymous said...
Aug 1, 2008, 8:42:00 PM  

This show beats any sports panel shows that we have here in the states hands down. Sam is known for being controversial but he's entertaining.

Again, the people in this world who want everyone to live in a bubble and have on permanent earmuffs so that heaven forbid they hear something offensive, need to get a life.

Anonymous said...
Aug 2, 2008, 2:44:00 AM  

Id bust a nut on her.

hung like a turtle said...
Aug 2, 2008, 10:34:00 AM  

At least they addressed the problem immediately. You just know that an American show would be awkwardly silent for a couple seconds then move on as if nothing happened. Bravo to the other announcers for calling him out.

Jay said...
Aug 4, 2008, 7:58:00 PM  

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