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Oz sports commentator sparks Twitter outrage with Indian gag
ANI
Sydney, May 20, 2013
First Published: 11:04 IST(20/5/2013)
Last Updated: 16:31 IST(20/5/2013)

An Australian sports commentator has sparked outrage on Twitter for an Indian impersonation during a news broadcast.


Sandy Roberts had put on an Indian accent and made a joke about eating curry following coverage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) during Channel 7's news broadcast, News.com.au reports.

According to the report, Roberts' action caused an instantaneous backlash against him in Twitter as many users labelled his joke as a 'disgrace' and 'racist'.

An user tweeted: 'Ahhh no Sandy Roberts that was racist. @y7news', while another tweeted, 'Oh Sandy Roberts, you finished tonight's sports segment with a shocker'.

The report further said that Roberts' slur came only moments after a report that sledged professional Australian football side Collingwood's Harry O'Brien for an alleged homophobic slur during an on-ground verbal spat with Geelong Cats' Tom Hawkins.


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