Sam Newman confirms he’s been approached to run as a One Nation candidate, and the ex-Footy Show host says he’s willing to discuss it
- Sam Newman has been approached by One Nation to consider a career in politics
- Footy’s former presenter said he would have a ‘cup of coffee’ to talk about it
- However, he also said he was not willing to join a political party
Sam Newman has been asked by the right-wing political party One Nation to think about a future career in politics.
The 75-year-old former co-host of ‘The Footy Show’ and AFL Great said he would have a ‘cup of coffee’ with the party representative to discuss the matter, but at this stage he was not interested in a party. .
Mr. Newman, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump and long-standing opposition to political correctness, resigned from his contract with the Nine Network in June 2020 after making controversial comments about the Black Lives Matter movement.
Sam Newman (pictured) has been approached by a representative of the right-wing political party One Nation to consider a future career in politics
The former ‘The Footy Show’ host and AFL player said he would have a ‘cup of coffee’ with the One Nation Party, run by Pauline Hanson (pictured)
Mr. Newman (pictured) is known for his conservative political views
‘I said,’ I’m happy to have a cup of coffee with you, but if you ask me to be part of it or join it, or whatever, I’m not interested in that ‘, he said.
‘I have no political inclination for any party unless, of course, Donald Trump has asked me to join him.
“I’m not interested in political aspirations, no matter what party it is, but I will be very happy to have coffee with people who are sincere about what they want to talk to me about.”
Mr Newman had previously toyed with the idea of running for Mayor of Melbourne but did not nominate him.
The podcast host said he received a call from a One Nation representation and would have a drink with them
Mr. Newman’s contract with The Nine Network expired last year after calling George Floyd a ‘piece s ** t’.
Mr. Floyd died after a police officer put his knee on his neck during an arrest that sparked the Black Lives Matter movement.
The cancellation culture started and I got canceled. The sponsors got a little tense … and I said if you want me to distance myself, I’d be happy to, ” Mr. Newman said on the Sacked: Showbix podcast last year.
The media figure has sparked controversy throughout his media career, and his contract with Nine Network ended after calling George Floyd a ‘piece of s ** t’.