October 2, 2022

Petulant As we speak present id Tony Jones has known as out fellow Channel 9 reporter Sarah Abo for utilizing a well-liked US expression forward of Saturday’s AFL Grand Ultimate on the MCG.

Jones was in a pedantic temper on Friday, immediately reacting when Abo referred to the extremely anticipated decider between Geelong and Sydney because the ‘massive dance.’

‘TJ, Geelong will enter the decider as favourites. They’ve received 15 video games straight, that’s fairly one thing. Do you reckon they are going to stick with it on Saturday for the massive dance?,’ Abo requested.

It prompted Jones to declare he ‘hates that expression’ and that he was eager to ‘put a veto on it’ earlier than lamenting how ‘Americanisms are creeping in.’

Again in 2017, Jones penned an opinion piece which ran on As we speak’s web site forward of the AFL Grand Ultimate between Richmond and Adelaide.

He outlined his frustration of the utilization of the time period ‘massive dance’, evaluating it to ‘zip’ and ‘dee-fence’.

As we speak present id Tony Jones has known as out fellow Channel 9 reporter Sarah Abo for utilizing a well-liked US expression forward of Saturday’s AFL Grand Ultimate on the MCG

As Jones could be effectively conscious of, the time period is usually coined by journalists when referring to a sporting grand ultimate.

Whereas some sporting followers might agree with Jones that the cliché is cringeworthy, pulling up his colleague Abo on stay tv was condescending and pointless.

Particularly when you think about Jones himself has been the topic of quite a few and notorious TV gaffes himself lately.

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He went viral for all of the fallacious causes in 2016 when he tried to plant a kiss on Bec Judd’s cheek throughout a information section in Melbourne – just for the spouse of AFL nice Chris Judd to show away in awkward scenes.

Three years later Jones was broadly criticised following an interview with Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka on the Australian Open.

Osaka had simply crushed Petra Kvitova within the ladies’s singles ultimate and appeared to be overwhelmed in the course of the pair’s interview.

Jones requested Osaka to smile after her Grand Slam title, earlier than suggesting she spend a few of her $4.1million prizemoney in Melbourne.

TV veteran Jones was in a pedantic mood, instantly reacting when Ms Abo referred to the highly anticipated decider between Geelong and Sydney as the 'big dance' (pictured, Swans fans)

TV veteran Jones was in a pedantic temper, immediately reacting when Ms Abo referred to the extremely anticipated decider between Geelong and Sydney because the ‘massive dance’ (pictured, Swans followers)

‘It’s a very, very massive trophy. I’m undecided the way you carried all of it this fashion…there’s the smile,’ Jones mentioned on Channel 9 in entrance of a stay viewers outdoors Margaret Courtroom Area.

‘How will you reward your self? You do decide up a pleasant cheque on the Australian Open (for) $4.1 million.

‘We might love you to pump that again into the financial system.’

Osaka didn’t know to react – and the ‘creepy’ Jones wasn’t completed but, commenting on her nationality and household.

‘Your grandparents again at Japan and also you left Japan at three and you continue to regard your self as Japanese,’ he mentioned.

‘It took a time to your grandparents that you simply and your sisters wished to play tennis, after which they lastly got here on board.’

Jones was broadly panned on social media following his weird feedback, with one tennis fan tweeting his conduct was ‘past embarrassing – impolite, patronising, boring and awkward.’

Earlier this month Jones was at it once more, blasting the AFL after not receiving an invite to the AFL’s night time of nights, the Brownlow Medal.

Talking on the Footy Present, the ‘King of Cringe’ advised viewers he had been to the previous 30 Brownlow evenings, however after he was brushed this yr, threw his toys on stay tv, telling the AFL to ‘get stuffed.’

‘If the AFL is watching, you will get stuffed, it’s a crap night time,’ Jones mentioned.

When requested if he might have executed something to warrant the snub, Jones replied: ‘Simply promote the sport in a superb gentle.

‘I used to be unaware of it till I heard Damo (Damian Barrett) chatting with the wardrobe division. I’ve gone by way of all my emails, archives, junk….anyway, so I’ve formally been snubbed.’