Coming on

Sam Newman, ex footballer and Footy Show commentator, is in trouble for supposedly sexist remarks regarding Tasmanian MP Paula Wriedt:

The scandal-plagued Newman was “horrified” his fellow The Footy Show hosts construed his remark as a sexual crudity, the Nine network says.

But lobby group Women’s Forum Australia rejected Newman’s claim his words were misconstrued.

“When Newman made the comment ‘worthy of coming on, her’ about Tasmanian MP Paula Wriedt on last night’s Footy Show, it was clear what he meant,” WFA said in a statment “

He didn’t mean she was worth coming on the show. He meant Paula Wriedt is worthy of being ejaculated on.

”Newman’s remark immediately drew the ire of co-host James Brayshaw, who berated Newman telling him: “Sam you cannot say that.”…

Have a look at the clip below I think he was taken out of context. The WFA should leave Sam alone. If he wasn’t a character he wouldn’t be on TV and the Footy Show would be duller without him. However heres the clip, make up you own mind.


UPDATE: Women political leaders are now wanting Sam taken off air:

And Victorian Workforce Participation Minister Jacinta Allan called on the network to take Newman off air. She said: “Sam operates outside the boundary of good taste. Like most people I find the comments highly inappropriate.

and then theres this:

Federal Minister for the Status of Women Tanya Plibersek said Newman’s comments were offensive to women.

“No matter what women achieve, some people apparently still see them as sex objects,” she said.

And women don’t see powerful men as sex objects? Remember Bob Hawke? Bill Clinton? Or how about Barrak Obama and the Obama Girl? I was told Bob Menzies sexy eyebrows got the women vote.

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