Fans shocked as Matilda’s football star is CARJACKED live on air by knife-wielding thugs while mid-radio interview: ‘The noise made my blood cold’
- Former Matildas star was victim of attempted carjacking live on radio
- Elissia Carnavas spoke to SEN’s The Global Game on Thursday night
- She started screaming abruptly and then stopped the interview
- Host Simon Hill confirmed that Carnvas was okay and had escaped the criminals
A former Matildas star was the victim of an attempted carjacking, live on national radio – with listeners saying her screams ‘made their blood clot’.
Former Australian footballer Elissia Carnavas was speaking to Simon Hill on SEN Radio’s The Global Game on Thursday night when she suddenly started screaming and the line fell off.
Hill, who commented on the Socceroos’ famous victory over Uruguay to qualify for the 2006 World Cup, described the situation as the ‘most terrifying’ of his career, but confirmed Carnavas was okay after the horrific ordeal.
Shout out to Elissia Carnavas who had a terrible experience tonight, live on as thieves tried to hijack her car. Fortunately, she got out of that situation and is doing well,” he tweeted late on Thursday.
“The scariest moment of my career, that’s for sure, and we’re just relieved she’s okay.”
Elissia Carnavas was the victim of an attempted carjacking live on national radio – with listeners saying her screams ‘made their blood cold’
SEN Radio confirmed that the situation had arisen just after the interview ended abruptly
Carnavas, who is a weekly guest on the program, was mid-sentence when she suddenly started screaming as the men surrounded her vehicle.
The former Matilda lives in Brisbane, but it is unknown where she was at the time of the attempted carjacking.
Perth Glory striker Lisa De Vanna and SEN Radio confirmed that the situation had arisen shortly after the interview ended abruptly.
“For anyone who heard Elissia Carnavas on the broadcast, she’s fine,” the station said in a short statement.
“A scary situation she managed to get out of. We thank everyone for their concern.’
Carnavas, who is a weekly guest on the program, was mid-sentence when she suddenly started screaming as the men surrounded her vehicle
Listeners were quick to post their reaction to the incident, which was broadcast live in Australia.
“The sound of this made my blood cold, as gruesome as it gets. Fortunately everything seems to be going well,” one man wrote on Twitter.
“Thanks to Simon Hill and the Global Game team for handling that moment to the best of her ability and hopefully she has all the support she needs.”
Another wrote: ‘That was insane! On The Global Game tonight, the guy who spoke to Simon Hill during a phone interview had someone try to hijack her car halfway through the interview.”
The former Matilda lives in Brisbane, but it is not known where she was at the time of the attempted carjacking
A woman who runs a football website claims the attackers had knives and tried to tear open the doors of Carnavas before she fled.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Queensland Police and SEN Radio for comment on the situation.
Carnavas helped send the 2021 independent assessment to the Matildas team following allegations of bullying, intimidation and inappropriate behavior towards certain members of the party.
She is the first African-born woman to play for an Australian national team – she grew up in South Africa.