The Footy Show Is In BIG Trouble After Sam Newman's Comments
So it looks like The Footy Show is in deep trouble.
Global car giant Nissan have pulled their sponsorship of the show following some negative comments made about journalist Caroline Wilson.
During a radio segment Eddie McGuire said he would pay $50,000 to see Wilson held underwater, and later called the award-winning journalist a "black widow" who will "burn you like everyone else."
Good on Nissan for finally pulling the plug on Sam Newman and his cronies. https://t.co/KMQO1NA5vU— Jim Campbell (@JustJimWillDo) 1 July 2016
Sam Newman then went on to describe the reporting of the story as a "backwater of garbage" peddled by "cowardly excrement" in "second-tier media".
He also said, "The jig is up Caro, honestly and truly. You've become an embarrassment. Even if you were underwater, you'd still be talking."
Nine was told that Nissan was unhappy with the remarks and while the car company refused to confirm publicly if it had ended the deal with Nine they did say, "The comments made by Sam Newman that were broadcast on The Footy Show last week do not align with Nissan's brand values and we have discussed this matter with Channel Nine."
Newman is the sole reason I don't tune in the The Footy Show. https://t.co/BmqZ55wlj5— Bill Shaw (@BillBillshaw) 1 July 2016
Source The Age