Novak Djokovic has been causing quite the stir across the country. But now, our frustration has made it across the pond to Jimmy Kimmel.
Channel Seven news anchors Rebecca Maddern and Mike Amor have gone more viral than Omicron after getting caught labeling Djokovic an “a**hole” who “fell over his own f***ing lies”.
See the Original clip:
“I think he’s gonna get away with it,” predicts Amor. “I think most fair minded people would say the bloke’s an a**hole.”
The clip which essentially describes what we’re all thinking, has caught attention all over the world for the brutal and hilarious honesty.
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Its latest screening was on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where Kimmel pondered “Why isn’t all news like that?”
“It’s a very big story Down Under, and one that led to this exchange on TV news where these anchors were apparently unaware they were on the air”
It seems our American cousins are also enjoying Djokovic’s outlandish saga that is so appropriately easing us into 2022.
Watch it unfold below!
The response to the clip has been overwhelmingly positive, leading to speculation that it might’ve been a publicity stunt.
Ohio journalist Shannon Freshour praised the two anchors, saying “I feel a special kinship towards the Aussies. They, and the Scots, have a remarkable no-bulls**t filter I aspire to emulate.”
However, Seven Network Director of News and Public Affairs, Craig Mcpherson, said in a statement that “the illegal recording was a private conversation” and that “the perpetrator of which will be accordingly dealt with when found.”
Ironically, the spark of popularity has led to Channel 7’s news bulletin having an increase of 40,000 views compared to Tuesday’s ratings.
There is still no word on whether Djokovic will be able to play in the Australia Open as his visa issues continue. But, the player has already been seen practicing at Melbourne Park this morning.
Either way, lets consider ourselves blessed that we have these videos to take the edge of this otherwise monotonous saga.