A Brisbane mechanic who was dubbed a “legend” after he streamed last night’s Anthony Mundine–Danny Green fight on Facebook Live is set to face legal action from pay TV giant Foxtel.
Darren Sharpe‘s cheeky live stream of the undercard (his access was apparently cut off before the main event) racked up more than 110,000 viewers, with those too cheap to pay $59.95 for the fight labelling him a “good thing” and a “hero.”
At one point, Sharpe muted the action to take a call from Foxtel, with a representative begging him to turn off the stream. “Mate, I’ve got 78,000 viewers here who aren’t going to be happy with you, mate,” he responded.
There’s even a video record of the frantic phone call, because the internet is a beautiful goddamn thing:
The modern-day Robin Hood is still basking in the attention today, and earlier this morning, he informed his new legion of Facebook fans that a Seven News crew had rocked up at his workplace in Brisbane’s north.
Although he made legions of boxing fans happy, Sharpe may find himself copping heavy fines for his troubles, as Foxtel confirmed this morning that “appropriate legal action will be taken” against him.
“What occurred last night on Facebook is stealing and it’s harmful to the future of boxing and live sport,” a representative of the network said in a statement to the media.
Suspecting that Foxtel might come down hard on him, Sharpe has already set up a GoFundMe page to cover his fees in the inevitable legal stoush, and at the time of writing, he has racked up $820 of his $10k goal.
Good luck, m8.
Image: Facebook / Reddit Australia.