Eddie McGuire has denied that he has called the soccer star on live television "black boy."
The AFL expert stumbled over his words during the post-match analysis of Thursday's game between Richmond and Hawthorn.
McGuire was handed over to an interview with Daniel Rioli when he seemed to call the player a "black boy" or a "small boy".
& # 39; Let's go back to the rooms now, Kelli and Derm and a [unintelligible] boy by the name of Rioli, "says McGuire.
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Eddie McGuire has denied that he has called the soccer star on "live" television
Rioli, the 21-year-old Mr. McGuire he refers to, plays for Richmond Football Club and won the AFL Goal of the Year in 2017 (pictured: Rioli, right, with Issy Hardwick, left, in the Brownlow Medal) 2017)
The setback occurred when McGuire crossed Kelli Underwood and Dermott Brereton in the changing rooms of the Tigers.
Rioli, Mr. McGuire, 21, refers to, plays for the Richmond Football Club and won the AFL Goal of the Year in 2017.
McGuire defended what he said, claiming that it was & # 39; He did not say "black guy", reported the Herald Sun.
"I can not believe that people are stupid enough to think I said something like that," he said.
"I was crossing, with noise around me, and the producer in my ear, I went to throw him a guy named Rioli" and something in my head told me to change it to a guy called Rioli & # 39;
& # 39; And I said bloke-boy, as simple as that & # 39;
The AFL expert stumbled over his words during a post-game analysis of Thursday's game between Richmond and Hawthorn.
The incident comes five years after the president of Collingwood was attacked in 2013 after suggesting that Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes should be used to promote the musical King Kong.
The comment came days after Goodes was called & # 39; monkey & # 39; by a fan of Magpies of 13 years.
At first, Mr. McGuire claimed that the comment was a "pity" before blaming the "racist" comment for the high-potency painkillers in 2016.
The controversy comes after McGuire suggested that Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes (pictured left) should be used to promote the musical King Kong.