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9 Times Eddie McGuire Was An Absolute Boofhead

“I’m really disappointed that these comments have led to these feelings from people."

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1. When he made a homophobic slur.

I just joined the "Eddie Mcguire is ruining the 2010 Winter Olympics coverage" facebook group and I don't regret it.

McGuire was co-hosting Channel 9's coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics when his co-host Mick Molloy started to mock the male figure skaters.

"What about the fashion at the ice skating?" McGuire said to Molloy.

Molloy answered: "They don't leave anything in the locker room, do they?"

McGuire responded: "They don't leave anything in the closet either", before suggesting one skater's outfit was "a bit of Brokeback".

2. When he allegedly consulted a male co-worker about when they were going to "bone" a female colleague.

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In 2006 Mark Llewellyn, Nine's then news chief, stated in an affidavit:

"Mr McGuire said: 'What are we gonna do about [journalist] Jessica [Rowe]? When should we bone her? I reckon it should be next week."'

McGuire has since denied he said "boned", but Llewellyn stands by his recollection of the conversation.

Rowe said he later wanted to apologise but not to her, to her husband.


4. When he followed up a racial slur made by a fan of his football club with another one.

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Days after Indigenous AFL star Adam Goodes was racially abused by a Magpies supporter who called him an "ape" in 2013, McGuire suggested the producers of the musical King Kong fly Goodes down to promote the production.

5. When he blamed Goodes' football team for condemning the racial vilification.

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6. When he then slammed Goodes for performing an Indigenous war dance on the field.

7. When he joked about having his watch stolen in a conversation about Indigenous AFL players

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"The uncanny ability of some of the indigenous lads, the most times you see someone do that," co-host Dermott Brereton said grabbing McGuire's wrist.

"It is an Indigenous lad who has got them by the arm, they are so good at that."

"You stole my watch," McGuire joked.

8. When he was accused of racial stereotyping.

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The former Who Wants To Be A Millionaire host left many offended when he spoke about Greater Western Sydney football club's younger recruits.

"I've just a put a team together of your 17-year-olds who'll be sick of living up in the land of the falafel in western Sydney playing in front of a 12,000-seat stadium that's still not put up."

9. When parliament literally passed a motion condemning him as a boofhead.

NSW LC passes motion supporting Adam Goodes’, and condemning Eddie McGuire for being a "continual boofhead". #nswpol