New Zealand Herald – Radio Sport has apologised after comments made by host Martin Devlin in a live-to-air segment in which he criticised a journalist for taking an anti-rape banner into Eden Park.

Summary

  • Radio Sport has apologised after comments made by host Martin Devlin in a live-to-air segment in which he criticised a journalist for taking an anti-rape banner into Eden Park.
  • Devlin described Madeleine Chapman as the “chick from the Spinoff” and a “dickhead” for unfurling a banner at the ground during the T20 match on Friday night between the Black Caps and India.
  • The sign said: “Wait” is not “yes” between the wickets or the sheets, pointedly referring to the rape trial of Black Caps star Scott Kuggeleijn, and a perceived poor response from New Zealand Cricket.
  • Kuggeleijn was found not guilty of rape.
  • In a statement, Radio Sport said it did not always share the views of its hosts and that the comments in the live-to-air segment on Saturday morning crossed the line.


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