The Footy Show presenter Sam Newman has blasted Caroline Wilson and her supporters over Eddie McGuire uproar.
Newman said on Channel 9’s Footy Show, the comments ‘turned into a vendetta against personalities’ and ‘got completely away from where it started’.
‘If you’re going to want to be treated equally, the point is, don’t complain when it’s too equal,’ Newman said.
‘The jig’s up Caro, honestly and truly. You’re becoming an embarrassment. And even if you were underwater, you’d still be talking.’
He then criticised those who supported Wilson.
‘People want a little bit of logic and a little bit of fairness,’ he said.
‘If you search for a cause to fit a narrative, eventually you’ll convince yourself that you’ve stumbled onto something, as most of the cowardly excrement have.
‘Those excrement who have weighed into this — I’d like to mention their names, but as nobody reads or listens to them because they’re on second tier media outlets I won’t bother. But if you spray excrement with perfume or put aftershave on a piece of excrement, at the end of the day, it’s still a piece of excrement.’
Newman's comments were received negatively on social media.
‘Sam Newman you are an embarrassment, and shame on you channel 9 for allowing this clown on our televisions,' one commenter wrote on Twitter.
Another said, ‘And I turn off the Footy Show for the last time... I don't know what's worse Sam Newman or the brain dead inbred audience who applaud him.’
McGuire was criticised last week for a ‘joke’ he made about journalists Caroline Wilson.
McGuire said he would pay $50,000 to see Wilson stay under the water, adding, ‘I reckon we could charge $10,000 for everyone to stand around the outside and bomb her.’