'Sneaky A***hole': Australian TV Anchors Caught Bad-Mouthing Novak Djokovic in Viral Video
While making lewd remarks about Djokovic, the hosts, Mike Amor and Rebecca Maddern, can be heard calling the 20-time Grand Slam champion a "lying, sneaky a**hole".
Their criticism of the top-ranked tennis player in the world came following Djokovic's admission that his agent had unintentionally made an "administrative mistake" in his entry documents.
The entire episode happened during a private conversation which occurred just before the Seven News presenters were about to host the widely watched channel's evening news show.
"Whatever way you look at it, Novak Djokovic is a lying sneaky a***hole," Maddern said.
"He got a bullshit f***ing excuse and then fell over his own f***ing lies. It's just what happens, right, that's what happened," her co-host Amor replied.
"And then, he now then ticking he didn't go to Spain," Maddern responded immediately after.
As soon as the video was posted on Twitter, it began dividing opinions.
While some users said that the two TV hosts should be promoted because they made an honest admission about Djokovic, others called them "disgusting" for accusing the Serbian government of "faking" the reigning Wimbledon and Roland Garros champion's PCR report.
Do they realize that they are accusing not Nole but the entire Serbian government of faking his PCR test? If he was going to go that far, why wouldn't he just fake a vax QR code? It would be obtained from the same org, and the same people! This is disgusting!— TexasGirl1 (@girl1_texas) January 11, 2022
The man doesn’t belong here. It was made explicitly clear that to enter this country you need to be double vaccinated, I have relatives that cannot enter the country because of the same rules. He either knowingly went around with COVID or has falsified his positive status.— Jack (@itsjackknight) January 11, 2022
I hope Mike Amor and Rebecca Maddern are promoted on the basis of that leaked video.— Neil McMahon (@NeilMcMahon) January 11, 2022
Well it shouldn’t have happened and no doubt there will be a witchhunt. But what’s the sin? Two experienced journalists having a private conversation about a heated and complex issue - and using language many people in the ‘real world’ use. Shocking! https://t.co/9wjZ4lmZ80— Peter Ford (@mrpford) January 11, 2022
On the other hand, Seven Network has launched an investigation into the whole episode, the channel's Director of News and Public Affairs, Craig McPherson confirmed.