Sam Newman has once again shown a brilliant display of ignorance on the AFL Footy Show, provoking the LGBTQI community and its allies to publicly call him out on social media, and push for players and clubs to boycott the show.
— Angie Greene (@Ange_Greene) June 21, 2017
— Ric Freeman (@ric_freeman) June 22, 2017
Let’s make it clear. If you are not a straight cis white dude Sam Newman hates you and @AFLFootyShow gives him a platform.
— freya ?? (@freyalogann) June 22, 2017
— Georgie Stone (@georgiestone16) June 22, 2017
— Magpies Cheersquad (@PiesCheerSquad) June 21, 2017
— The Purple Bombers (@Purple_Bombers) June 21, 2017
— Alex Reynolds (@Alex_Rey) June 21, 2017
Newman’s comments are a massive step backwards for a code that recently nabbed awards for LGBTQI inclusivity and acceptance, coterie groups for LGBTQI supporters and players, and the introduction of the annual Pride Round.