Teen Allegedly Gut-Punched By George Calombaris Says He’ll Take Action

The A-League fan who was allegedly punched by MasterChef judge George Calombaris after he heckled the chef over unpaid staff wages has spoken to A Current Affair, saying he “couldn’t believe” what went down.

“I was just like everyone else, was yelling ‘pay your staff’, and I think the crowd was just getting on his nerves a bit,” the teenager said. “He was yelling at me, ‘come on the field, come on the field’. I’m not an idiot, I’m not going to go on the field.”

“He came over, because I didn’t come on the field. You can see on the video, I start to move back and then I just got hit in the stomach. I couldn’t believe it really.”
The teenager – who remains anonymous presumably out of a fear Calombaris will abduct him and cook him into a delicious Greek dish – says that he’s keen to take further action. “He should suffer the same fate as everyone else,” he said. “He’s a celebrity, he’s a role model, he shouldn’t be doing it. He’s been given a media pass to be on the field and he’s abused that privilege, that’s for sure.”
Yesterday, Calombaris issued a statement apologising for his conduct, but claimed that he was provoked when members of the crowd yelled abuse about his family:

I have spoken to Melbourne Victory FC and Football Federation Australia today to report the situation and I’m truly sorry that this has happened. I was genuinely shocked when post-match football banter turned into personal abuse about my family. While I am not proud of my reaction to the situation, I was offended by a spectator yelling out abusive and derogatory comments about my family.

Source: News.com.au.

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