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Open television personality Sam Newman has spoken about the phone call that changed his life and ended his 35-year association with Channel 9.
The former Geelong AFL announced the separation on Friday night, claiming it was a “mutual decision.”
Since then, the 74-year-old man revealed that it was his comments about George Floyd that led to his disappearance online.
Daily Mail Australia told the story that Newman had called Floyd, whose death while in police custody sparked massive Black Lives Matter protests across the United States and the world, a ‘piece of shit’.
When the network call came in at 3pm on Friday, Newman knew the writing was on the wall.
“The station called me up and said,” We are getting a little backlash from some of your comments, “and I said,” Well, I don’t want to put the station in an envious position, any more than I have in the past. ” ‘ , he told the Herald Sun.
‘I said,’ I’m very happy, if that solves something for you, very happy to immediately withdraw from the network. ‘
He said the network agreed that it would be best.
Sam Newman has broken his silence about his rant about George Floyd after he was let go from Channel 9
‘Whether I beat them to it or they were going to say that anyhow is irrelevant,’ Newman said.
Outspoken TV personality Sam Newman has broken his silence about his rant about George Floyd after he was let go from Channel 9
Newman made comments about Floyd on his podcast ‘You Cannot Be Serious’, alongside fellow footy great Don Scott and journalist, Mike Sheahan
Newman commented on Floyd on his ‘You Cannot Be Serious’ podcast, along with his great soccer partner Don Scott and journalist Mike Sheahan.
He insists that he was talking about Floyd’s criminal record and that people should have focused on condemning police brutality.
He claimed that the “flamboyant language” used may have conveyed his point of view in a way that was not intended.
‘You know who George Floyd is
‘You know who George Floyd is? He has been in jail five times, he held up a pregnant black woman with a knife, he’s a drug addict, he’s a crack head and he’s a porn star.’
Newman slammed George Floyd (pictured right), the inspiration behind the Black Lives Matter movement, on his podcast ‘You Cannot Be Serious’
George Floyd died under the knee of a Minneapolis cop. His death saw the beginning of the Black Lives Matter movement, which has gone global
George Floyd died after being arrested on May 25 when Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for eight minutes, despite Floyd complaining that he was unable to breathe.
Newman said George Floyd’s death occurred “due to police brutality.”
“And it should never have happened, but I’m just telling you who George Floyd is and they’ve made him a monument and he’s a piece of shit,” he said.
After being fired from his position on the Nine Network around 3 p.m. Friday, Newman was not given an ultimatum.
Sam Newman (pictured on the Footy Show in 1999) announced his split from the Nine Network after 35 years on Friday night
The network’s Director of Sport, Brent Williams, explained to Newman that there was a series of backlash following his comments.
Controversial TV personality and former AFL great Sam Newman (pictured on the Footy Show in 1999) announced his split from the Nine Network after 35 years on Friday night
Both Newman and Channel Nine said the decision to separate had been mutual
Newman did not want to “put the station in an envious position,” which he had done so many times in the past.
He decided to take the high road and suggested that he withdraw from appearing online to help solve the problems they agreed to.
He said the conversation was “friendly and pleasant” and called them an “excellent employer”.
Newman’s contract was due to expire in late 2020 and he insists his retirement was not unexpected.
“It was not unexpected if I was going to have an opinion on things that are in the public arena and some would consider it controversial, and yet most would think that they are absolutely reasonable.”
Newman’s (pictured) split from Nine comes after Daily Mail Australia reported the Footy Show
Newman will continue to work on the podcast with his co-hosts saying there are still ‘a hell lot’ of people who agree with his views.
Newman’s (pictured) split from Nine comes after Daily Mail Australia reported the Footy Show host unleashed an extraordinary rant on George Floyd and labelled him ‘a piece of sh*t’
A Nine spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that the decision had been made “in a mutual and friendly manner.”
‘Sam Newman has been part of the football scene in Melbourne for generations. He enjoyed an illustrious career as a player, scoring 300 games for the Geelong Football Club. ‘
‘We thank Sam for his service with Nine for several decades. His contribution to The Footy Show was paramount to the huge audience success that the show enjoyed for many years, ” the spokesperson said.
The spokesman said Newman “was a master of live television” who “drew a legion of fans loyal to The Footy Show with his insightful and comic input.”
Newman joined the network as a panelist at the Footy Show in 1993 and sparked a number of controversies throughout his career.
In 1999, Newman appeared on the show in Black Face, posing as indigenous soccer player Nicky Winmar.
Newman referred to sixteen-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg as a ‘pesky little brat’ and a ‘shit’ in late 2019
Newman to be banned from TV and radio
Live the movement of matter.
He claimed that the gesture at the Richmond Tigers and Collingwood Magpies game was an act of “grooming.”
Many Twitter users welcomed the announcement that Newman was no longer associated with Channel Nine.
Rotate it all you want old man, your expiration date was 20 years ago. Have a good trip to bad trash, ‘wrote one user.
“Sam Newman must be banned from television and radio,” commented another.
“If there was a statue of Sam Newman, I would see it everywhere,” said one user.
Another commenter said he would ‘p*ss all over’ a statue of Sam Newman
Sam Newman Quick Facts
- TV personality and Footy Show host Sam Newman has left Channel Nine
- The former AFL great announced his split from the network on Friday night
- Newman’s split from Nine comes after an extraordinary rant on George Floyd
- He insists extraordinary comments about Floyd were about his criminal record
- Newman also opened up about the phone call he had after splitting with Nine