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Calls for The Footy Show host Sam Newman to be axed

A suggestion to reintroduce the ‘WAG-on-wheel’ at the Brownlow Medal has again landed the Footy Show’s Sam Newman in hot water. 

Susie O’Brien, columnist for The Herald Sun, has written in the past that Newman should be axed from the show, but has renewed her attack on 3AW Drive.

Newman’s call for a revolving circular floor to be brought back to Brownlow infuriated O’Brien, who has previously labelled him a ‘dinosaur’.

‘I think I’m just absolutely over him,’ she told Tom Elliott.

‘He’s obviously got relevance deprivation syndrome or attention deficit or something. Not enough people were talking about him this week so he jumped on the rotisserie woman bandwagon.’

O’Brien said Newman’s take on gay pride week and the Adam Goodes booing saga had previously angered her.

‘I made the point in the Herald Sun a few weeks ago, that he is a privileged, educated, white male who is unlikely to have experienced discrimination in his entire life.’

‘All he does is put other people down and frankly I’m sick of it.’

She was staunchly opposed to the idea of bringing back the infamous 2011 ‘rotisserie’ at the Brownlow.

‘ For these women, it’s their one big night out for the year. And to give them marks out of 10 and force them to stand there like barbie dolls on display is really quite demeaning, and a lot of the women themselves felt that way.’

LISTEN: Susie O’Brien joins 3AW Drive 

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