Thursday, May 30, 2013

Eddie McGuire makes on-air gaffe about Adam Goodes and King Kong

Because Aboriginal footballer  is very tall, radio personality said he could be used to portray King Kong.  Bad move!

EDDIE McGuire has apologised after he made an on-air gaffe about bringing Adam Goodes to town to promote the new King Kong musical.

The gaffe comes just five days after McGuire was the first man to apologise to Goodes after a 13-year-old fan called the star Sydney Swans AFL player an ape at Friday night's Swans and Collingwood match.

The controversial comment came while McGuire was speaking with co-host Luke Darcy on Triple M's Hot Breakfast show this morning.  Darcy was talking about the new musical. "What a great promo that is, for King Kong," he said.

To which McGuire replied: "Get Adam Goodes down for it, d'you reckon?"

"No, I wouldn't have thought so," was the response from Darcy.

McGuire went on, stumbling over his words: "You can see them doing that, can't you? Goodesy. You know, the big, not the ape thing the whole thing, I'm just saying the pumping him up and mucking around and that sort of stuff."


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

massive foot in mouth moment Eddie.
BTW - it can't have had anything to do with Goodesy's size. While he is a big fella he is far from the biggest in AFL.