60 Minutes reporter Liz Hayes said she was not aware of Nine’s apology to Maroons captain Cameron Smith, following her report last year.
NRL Footy Show host “Fatty” Vautin issued an apology to Smith on behalf of the network on Wednesday night.
But many have questioned why the NRL Footy Show was lumbered with the apology when it was 60 Minutes at fault.
Foxtel host Matty Johns, a former Footy Show presenter, said on radio, “I felt sorry for Fatty to have to do it. I think I speak on behalf of just about everyone to say, wouldn’t you think it’d be up to 60 Minutes to apologise?
“If, say for instance, someone on The Footy Show unfairly abused someone, would it be fitting for (60 Minutes reporter) Liz Hayes to apologise on The Footy Show’s behalf?
“It had nothing to do with The Footy Show and it had nothing to do with Fat.”
Nine’s apology, nearly a year after the story first aired, came just days before State of Origin begins.
Source: Daily Telegraph