Yes. Australia. Again. Seriously I should not be surprised anymore that this RACIST BS keeps coming from my country of birth. This time the Australian Football League (AFL) is implicated. It is one of the cable AFL shows which talks about games, players, makes some corny jokes, and is really just a way for former and retired AFL players to have a job and make the sport relevant. The only thing I will say is that I am surprised that it has come from AFL considering they have made many public efforts and initiatives in tackling racism and encouraging better cultural diversity. Although, it is still Australia and our institutions and systems are still pretty fucking racist.
Anyways, the AFL show is called BOUNCE and the host Danny “Spud” Frawley was poking fun at the Chinese coverage of a very momentous and historic AFL game played in Shanghai between Port Adelaide and Gold Coast. The reason why it was played in Shanghai was because of the sports expansion into China which will make them loads of doe and make the sport more international. So I question why the hell this RACIST idiot thought it was okay to mock the Chinese accent as he made the voice over. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the show’s chief host and AFL Hall of Famer Jason Dunstall introduced this segment by telling that potato head Danny “Spud” Frawley:
“I’ll tell you what was interesting, they did cut a deal to televise the game locally and to listen to the local commentary made the game very interesting.”
It then went to the RACIST version with the Chinese accent mocked and poked fun at speaking English – essentially making up RACIST shit and trash saying:
“No tackle, tackle over there, the pollock on the left”, that quickly descended into gibberish.
It then returned to the hosts who were all laughing like it is the biggest and best joke in the world…You would think at this point that is the end… ummm no…. it continued with the “Spud” dude host saying whilst holding up a Chinese restaurant menu:
“I tell you guys, what about the Chinese footy record over there, it was absolutely outstanding and Moons how good was No.9 over there?”
“No, No.9 … the steak and black bean sauce, it was unbelievable,”
Luckily netizens were pissed off and called out the show for the RACIST BS…
Fox Sports which is the cable network which hosts this show made a statement saying:
“It was never Danny’s intention to upset or disrespect anyone and we apologise to anyone who may have taken offence.”
The show quotes itself as taking “a lighter look at a big weekend of footy … the Bounce team poke fun at themselves as well as everything in and around footy”.
But where is the apology from the hosts? I would hope this Danny “Spud” Frawley, should at least apologise for the fuckery he has committed and how he has just made a joke of the Chinese, a market which the AFL is targeting.
I THINK I WILL DEMAND A FORMAL AND PUBLIC APOLOGY – WHO IS WITH ME? You can let the AFL know here…
Images via Sydney Morning Herald
If you would like to read the full article, please click on: Fox Footy’s Bounce called out for ‘racist’ segment on Chinese broadcast of Shanghai AFL game