Danny 'Spud' Frawley "No, No.9 ... the steak and black bean sauce, it was unbelievable"
Host of AFL show Bounce Danny “Spud” Frawley has been slammed for racism on a Chinese broadcast of a Shanghai AFL match.
As reported by SMH, Frawley resorted to racist humour on Sunday night whilst mocking a Shanghai AFL game between Port Adelaide and Gold Coast that was being broadcast in China.
Jason Dunstall, the show’s host and AFL Hall of Famer, had introduced the segment by saying, “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.”
A clip of the game was then showed with Frawley commentating over it in an attempted Chinese-accent, “No tackle, tackle over there, the pollock on the left.”
Cutting back to the studio, Dunstall, Mooney and Brian Lake are seen laughing. Mooney tries to restore some dignity by saying “you can’t be serious”.
If this wasn’t enough, Frawley continues the racist humour by holding up a Chinese menu and saying, “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?” Mooney answers, “Gaz [Gold Coast Suns’ Gary Ablett] wasn’t that great.”
Frawley responds, “No, No.9 … the steak and black bean sauce, it was unbelievable.”
A Fox Sports spokesperson said: “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”.