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Socceroos boss Holger Osieck in sexist gaffe
AFP
Melbourne, June 12, 2013
First Published: 07:30 IST(12/6/2013)
Last Updated: 09:01 IST(12/6/2013)

Australia coach Holger Osieck has been caught on camera making a sexist slur, saying "women should shut up in public".

The German made the comment as he prepared to face the media after Australia beat Jordan 4-0 in Melbourne on Tuesday evening to move within one win of making the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.

As he was being seated in the press conference room, he could be heard saying lightheartedly to an official: "You want to sit here. You push me around like my wife."

He added: "There is a saying, it is a very ... er ... women should shut up in public.

"I say it to my wife at home, it is a private one, okay."

Realising he was on camera, a smiling Osieck continued: "And you record that one as well? I am going to be the darling of all Australian wives."

Football Federation Australia said it had no immediate comment but was expected to issue a statement later.


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