Revealed: the inside story behind the fight in the air between two famous AFL commentators – and the key role of the chili sauce
- New information has been revealed about the aftermath of AFL & # 39; s & # 39; Ricegate & # 39;
- Jason Dunstall threw fried rice at his fellow commentator after a fight
- Commentator, Stephen Quartermain, mentioned the game with rice in his hair
New information has been revealed about the fight in an AFL commentary that & # 39; Ricegate & # 39; was named.
AFL legend Jason Dunstall and fellow commentator Stephen Quartermain got a heated argument during a pre-game broadcast at the Marvel Stadium in 2009.
Quartermain asked Dunstall – who was then Hawthorn's football director – wondering if an injury to Hawks star Trent Croad was career-threatening.
Dunstall accused Quartermain of sensationalism and not of fact-finding.
After Quartermain had laughed at Dunstall for swearing in the air, the Hawks director hit a bowl of fried rice on his head.
A furious Quartermain drove Dunstall out of the comment box and also walked away, and needed quite a bit of urge to return to call the game.
AFL legend, Jason Dunstall (photo) and fellow commentator, Stephen Quartermain, got a heated argument during a pre-game show at Victoria's Marvel Stadium in 2009. Quartermain suggested an injury sustained by Hawthorne Football Club star Trent Croad could end his career. Dunstall, a director of the Hawthorne club, threw a tray of fried rice at the head of Quartermain who left the box fifteen minutes
Ben Amarfio, the former general manager of the southern Austereo radio network, revealed that he took advertisers on a tour of the commentary area when the Ricegate incident occurred.
Amarfio said he tried to persuade Quartermain to go back in the box.
& # 39; He was in the back of the general area where people take a break, so I went there, & # 39; said Amarfio on Triple Hot & # 39; s breakfast on Thursday.
& # 39; I tried to keep a tight face, because when I looked at him – and he has this beautiful straight, gelled hair – he would have clamped 13 pieces of rice in his hair.
& # 39; And he was really angry. He told me how indignant and upset he was and tried to keep a straight face and the only thing I can see are these pieces of rice that are in his hair. & # 39;
The commentator returned, but was unaware of the rice and the dripping chili sauce that remained in his hair, and his fellow Triple-M callers did not allow it.
Ben Amarfio, the former general manager of the southern Austereo radio network, said on the Hot Breakfast radio show that he was taking important business partners on a tour of the Triple M commentary box when the Ricegate incident occurred. Amarfio said he was trying to convince Quartermain (photo) to go back to the show
Reporter Hamish McLachlan said Quartermain acted like a true professional.
& # 39; Quarters come back after 15 minutes & # 39 ;, MacLachlan said. & # 39; And he returns to his calling and the atmosphere was very tense, you could have cut the air with a knife.
& # 39; And he goes to the first row and turns around and nobody knows exactly what to say. And he turns around and his hair is beautifully groomed, he has it all back in position. His glasses have been cleaned. And nobody is sure who speaks (next).
& # 39; I still think for years, he came home at the end of the day, looked in the mirror and just left, & # 39; & # 39; Oh no & # 39; & # 39; & # 39 ;; Sports Broadcaster, Hamish McLachlan, said on Wednesday that Quartermain (photo) acted as a professional after the fight and continued to call the game even though he did not realize that he had stuck fried rice and sweet chili in his hair
& # 39; And while I look at Quarters, there are two pieces of rice in his hair and some sweet chili sauce dripping with hair on the deck.
& # 39; And I just watched Mark Stevens and we all decide not to say anything and he calls (the game) the rest of the day with the sweet chili sauce and the pieces of rice are still in his hair.
& # 39; I still think for years, he came home at the end of the day, looked in the mirror and just left, & # 39; & # 39; Oh no & # 39; & # 39;. & # 39;
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