David Campese

DAVID CAMPESE…WAAAY OFFSIDE

Oh deary, deary me.

Deep breath…

You are a boofhead, David Campese!

The former Wallabies great has tweeted this gem.

 

 

*Headdesk* as they say on Twitter.

That’s code for when you read something so imbecilic it makes you slump face-forward into your keyboard and produce someting like this: ^&$^%_)|}gfciurenwcvg48(*&))(VJYUKJHKL

 

 

Mere weeks ago The Hoopla brought you Kate Fitzpatrick’s yarn about being a member of the Channel Nine cricket commentary team in the 80s.

“It’s fair to say our local heroes hated me on sight. They did not speak to me unless they were forced. Only if we were On Air, and more often than not, to mock,” she ...

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22 Comments

  • Reply November 28, 2012

    Donnag63

    I found it hard to believe when I first read this tweet. What a neanderthal. Glad to see so many jounalists speak out and bring him to task. My advice Mr Campese think first tweet second.

  • Reply November 28, 2012

    Old Fred

    Campo…. Manly supporter

    • Reply November 28, 2012

      Wendy Harmer

      hahhahhahha… hardly.

  • Reply November 28, 2012

    William Marshall

    this is another facepalm moment from the old boys club! clearly Campase wasn’t thinking! also, GO BOMBERS! Essendon, that is!!

  • Reply November 28, 2012

    Tina

    My hubby watches very little sport. I am a test cricket tragic and drove from newcastle to the sacred ground of the MCG to see the fabulous win by the marvelous Sydney swans.
    If anyone was going to write about sport in my house it would be me. But, in the words of Gwen Stefani, I’m just a girl.

  • Reply November 28, 2012

    Angie

    And the use of the term ‘girl’ grrrrrrr. We’ve seen this bandied around too much lately. Imagine if we threw around the term ‘boy’ when referring to professionals in their field? Really over it!

  • Reply November 28, 2012

    Gilbert

    Can I just give a big up to Amy Lawrence, the footballers answer to Nigella.
    Helps that like Ms Spilane , she supports the right teams. Ciao Gilbert, – smiles and waves red and white scarf
    PS well known fact – wingers are not known for their brains

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Ronnie

    And then, bless him, Campese’s 2nd tweet blamed our prime minister’s misogyny speech. Guess with all that blow hard gas this footie elder emits he’ll be up for an extra carbon tax too.

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Alex

    The ‘explanation’ is worse than the original tweet. Julia Gillard is to blame for his big mouth?!

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Lisa Lintern

    In some ways we should be grateful that we have yet another excellent example of why we still need feminism. I was so angry when I saw this yesterday, but heartened by the comments left under his so-called explanation on The Roar.

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Dee

    And yet Campese’s obnoxious tweet let us see some of the best of men and hope for the next generation. Just how very fabulous is David Pocock with his comment:

    “Really sad to see journos attacked based on their gender. Or a grown woman referred to as a ‘girl’ #destroyingthejoint”

    • Reply November 29, 2012

      Wendy Harmer

      Yes, agree with you wholeheartedly, Dee! Good to see such dinosaur attitudes facing extinction.

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    mangosan

    Using David Campeses’s logic no one could be a war correspondent unless you’ve first been a soldier!

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Jodes

    Around the same time Kate Fitzpatrick copped abuse from the cricket commentary team, I was told off for playing football with the other grade 7 lads, because “it was obscene for girls to play football with boys”. I swore off football – watching or supporting it from that moment, never forgot the look of venom on that (male) teacher’s face.

    There are 25+ tv shows alone on men’s football. One sport. Women’s sports have to beg for scraps of airtime, mostly on good old ABC, and therefore suffer in terms of sponsorship and development. There are more female journalists than male, but they get fewer opportunities to further their careers.

    The attitude of David Campese is appalling and he can take his ‘sorry but not really, here’s a retweet from a supporter that agrees with me’ and shove it.

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Susan

    Good grief, the synchronised swimming article is unbelieveable!

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Paula

    Maybe Campo should pop back into the kitchen and whip up some beautiful Barilla…..afterall he knows alot about how to do that.. Just saying…

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    ro.watson

    On youse for calling sport. I am often quite disinterested unless it is in a comedy context~ but I very much get the lack of coverage of womens’ sports…

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    ro.watson

    On youse for vocalising action~ whatever your gender is I am quite likely to tune out~ even as I note how there is a big disparity between coverage of womens’ and mens’ sports~ though I have at times enjoyed greater gender parity in coverage in a comedy context..

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Mary

    On a side note, does the journo he is refering to actually know anything about the sport? He makes that comment too. Maybe he is angry about that and chose a bad way to express it.

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